Use Django ORM as standalone

Recently I had to write a tools which acts on data stored in a database managed by Django. As I didn't want to implement the whole logic around the database I opted to use the Django ORM in my external tool.

Recently I had to write a tools which acts on data stored in a database managed by Django. As I didn't want to implement the whole logic around the database I opted to use the Django ORM in my external tool.

In an earlier version I used:

to configure Django with my settings.py. But recently I found a better solution in the excellent Django Documentation.

They use:

This is a much cleaner way where we don't need to mess with the systems environment variable.

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