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Django Views


Views

Django views are Python functions that takes http requests and returns http response, like HTML documents.

A web page that uses Django is full of views with different tasks and missions.

Views are usually put in a file called views.py located on your app's folder.

There is a views.py in your members folder that looks like this:

my_tennis_club/members/views.py:

from django.shortcuts import render

# Create your views here.

Find it and open it, and replace the content with this:

my_tennis_club/members/views.py:

from django.shortcuts import render
from django.http import HttpResponse

def members(request):
    return HttpResponse("Hello world!")

Note: The name of the view does not have to be the same as the application.

I call it members because I think it fits well in this context.

This is a simple example on how to send a response back to the browser.

But how can we execute the view? Well, we must call the view via a URL.

You will learn about URLs in the next chapter.