view is any piece of code that responds to a request and returns a response. Views normally return templates along with a dictionary (called the context) which usually contains data for placeholders in the template. In django projects, views are located in the
views.py module of applications.
The simplest view, returns a direct response:
from django.http import HttpResponse def simple_view(request): return HttpResponse('<strong>Hello World</strong>')
However, most views utilize a template:
from django.shortcuts import render def simple_template_view(request): return render(request, 'some_template.html')
A template is simply any file, and it can optionally contain special markup for added functionality; what this means is that django views can return any kind of response, not just HTML.