This is the initial reboot of a great project created about a year ago, but never updated. The idea is to make Django accessible to anybody on the Windows platform, without the need to install anything. Instant Django can even run from a USB key, as no local registry settings are changed and everything is contained in a single directory tree.
Instant Django is ideal if you want to start learning Django right away with no extra requirements. It can also help showcase a website to a client on a Windows PC or laptop, as it is all self-contained in a single directory for easy portability.
The package comes with everything you need to get started with developing Django web applications right away. Unlike PHP programming, which normally requires the installation of a local WAMP environment, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. This self contained directory contains everything you need right out of the box. Django has a built-in development server, and can use SQLite3 for development. There is no need to install any bulky server software. When your done developing locally, you can then take your project directory and follow the standard deployment methods in the Django documentation.
Advances in this new release of Instant Django include:
- Instant Django is distributed in ZIP format(compatible with all Windows machines)
- Django 1.4 ready to go out of the box
The additions of setuptools and pip in the Instant Django distribution will allow you to easy upgrade Django and install additional python packages with ease.
Download: Instant Django download for Windows