Django is a high-level web framework for building web applications rapidly and efficiently using Python. It is widely used to build complex, data-driven websites, and web applications.
In this project, we will build a web application for managing vehicle services. The application will allow users to create and manage vehicle records, schedule and manage services, and keep track of maintenance history.
We will use Django’s built-in authentication system to allow users to create accounts and securely log in. The application will also include role-based access control, allowing administrators to manage user permissions.
To store data, we will use an SQLite database, which is a lightweight database that is easy to set up and use. However, Django supports other databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle.
We will use Django’s templating system to create the user interface, and we will also use Bootstrap, a popular CSS framework, to make the application look good and responsive.
The project will be divided into several parts, including:
- Creating the Django project and application
- Defining the models for the vehicle records, services, and maintenance history
- Creating the user interface using Django templates and Bootstrap
- Implementing the authentication system and role-based access control
- Writing views and URL patterns to handle user requests
- Testing the application and fixing any bugs or issues
By the end of the project, we will have a fully functional web application for managing vehicle services that is secure, easy to use, and looks great.
What does the system do?
The Vehicle Service Web Application that we will build using Django will allow users to manage vehicle records, schedule and manage services, and keep track of maintenance history. The application will have the following features:
- User Authentication: Users can create accounts and securely log in to the application. We will use Django’s built-in authentication system to achieve this.
- Role-Based Access Control: Administrators can manage user permissions, allowing them to control who can access specific features of the application.
- Vehicle Records Management: Users can create and manage vehicle records, including make, model, year, and other details.
- Service Scheduling and Management: Users can schedule services for their vehicles and manage upcoming and past services.
- Maintenance History Tracking: Users can keep track of the maintenance history of their vehicles, including services performed and their costs.
- User Interface: The application will have a user-friendly interface created using Django templates and Bootstrap CSS framework.
- Database Management: The application will store data in an SQLite database, and we will use Django’s Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) to interact with the database.
Overall, the Vehicle Service Web Application will provide an efficient and easy-to-use platform for managing vehicle services, making it easier for users to keep track of their vehicle’s maintenance and service needs.
How to run the project?
To run the Vehicle Service Web Application project using Django, follow these steps:
- Install Python: If Python is not already installed on your computer, download and install it from the official Python website.
- Install Django: Open a command prompt or terminal window and run the following command to install Django:
- Download the project code: Download the project code from a repository or zip file and extract it to a folder on your computer.
- Navigate to the project directory: Open a command prompt or terminal window and navigate to the project directory using the
- Run database migrations: Run the following command to create the database tables required for the application:
- Create a superuser: Run the following command to create a superuser account, which you can use to log in to the application as an administrator:
- Access the application: Open a web browser and navigate to
http://localhost:8000/access the application. You can log in to the application using the superuser account you created in step 6.