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Django – The python web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

For satisfying different kinds of project needs, there are multiple web frameworks available in the market. Choosing one of them can be a little overwhelming. For many companies and developers, Django is an easy choice, after all, it’s one of the most popular web development frameworks available out there. But why so? What Django offers that others don’t? Keep on reading to find out!

What is Django?

Django is an open-source Python-based web framework used for rapid development, clean & maintainable design, and ultra secure & scalable websites

.Up till now we have used the word “web framework” multiple times, so you must be thinking ”what is a web framework ?” … A web framework is a toolkit that is designed to support the development of web applications by providing out-of-the-box features to support common web operations.

What Django offers?

Django is popular amongst the development community because it provides features like

  • Model-View-Controller based architecture
  • Object-Relational-Mapper (ORM)
  • CRUD operations enabled admin panel
  • Support for Middleware and Signals
  • Its own templating engine

Django also has vast community support, so it is a high possibility that a solution to your problem already exists in the form of a Django-Package

Why use Django ?

Choice of Language

Python has been the “Most Popular Coding Language” for the past few years. Python is adaptable, versatile has good readability and of course, it’s easy to learn. As Django is built in Python, so by default it inherits these and many more qualities from Python.

Fast & Simple

The purpose of any framework is to make a developer’s life easy and Django does that by using the principles of “Rapid Development” so that developer can do multiple iterations without starting whole thing from scratch. Django also focuses on “DRY – Don’t Repeat Yourself” so that a developer can reuse the existing code. It all results in reducing the time taken to get the project production ready.

Suitable for any web application

Django can take on projects of any size and capacity be it a simple web-based form or a high-load website like Instagram. Django is loaded with scalable and extras so that you can build applications capable of dealing with heavy traffic and high volumes of data. Django supports multiple databases and you can use different kinds of databases at the same time as well.

As per Django’s official documentation, “Some of the busiest sites on the planet use Django’s ability to quickly and flexibly scale to meet the heaviest traffic demands”

Security

Django takes security seriously and helps developers avoid many common security mistakes, such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting, cross-site request forgery and clickjacking. Its user authentication system provides a secure way to manage user accounts and passwords.

Well Established & Well Documented

Django has one of the best documents available on the internet which makes your learning easy, so you can develop different kind of real-world applications. Even the additional packages of Django comes with a great documentation.

Django is time and crowd-tested. It’s been there in the market for a long time. It has a big, supportive community accessible through numerous forums, channels, and dedicated websites.

Wrap-up

Django is a versatile web framework that can be used to develop any kind of web application. There are multiple tech giants like Instagram, Spotify, Pinterest which are using Django as a part of their web applications. It can be used to build any scale applications or to deal with complex functions or technology (i.e machine learning). So feel free to experiment with Django in your next project.

References

  • https://www.djangoproject.com/start/overview/
  • https://www.djangoproject.com/

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