Getting Started with AJAX in Django: a Simple jQuery Approach

AJAX in Django using jQuery

AJAX in Django using jQuery

I recently created a side project to explore a few tech areas I wanted to learn more thoroughly. One of those areas was how to implement AJAX in Django using jQuery.

In a nutshell, the site, (update 3/5/2013: the site is temporarily offline as switch my Facebook Connect implementation from django-socialregistration to django-social-auth) presents three facts about you and challenges your friends to click on the one that is a lie.

When your friend clicks on a fact, I send the clicked fact_id via AJAX to a url. A Django url pattern routes the click to a view where I check what “type” the fact is, return the result via JSON to the client and update the page dynamically without a page refresh.

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