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Django on Google App Engine: How to Set Up Eclipse for Local Testing

The Django Helper Application
The Google App Engine supports Django, which is a great way to build a UI.  Getting it set up is a bit tricky if you're using a database, though, since Django has some different expectations about how you will interact with a DB.  Fortunately the good people at Google have provided a Django project to help with this.  Their instructions are on  this page.

This post doesn't tell you anything that you can't find elsewhere - I just pulled it from one of my OneNotes pages to share because it is a bit more concise, and it also has a couple of screen caps from Eclipse.
Local Django Configuration in Eclipse
To start your app:

Go to the directory where you want to create your app, and run "django-admin.pystartprojectmysite" where "mysite" is the name of your app.Navigate to the directory where "manage.py" lives for your app.Make sure that app-yaml has an app name in it (pretty much anything will work, I think).Fire up the loc…