Django is an open source and powerful web framework written in Python, that let you build web apps rapidly. 🚀
Django is one of the most used backend web frameworks, with over 10 thousand developers who use it to build amazing software.
Absolutely, Django is being used by a lot of companies, some of the most remarkable are:
Instagram was built originally with Django, nowadays they use custom backend written in Python, but they still use the core functionality of Django.
Disqus is the most popular comment plugin available, and it was built purely with Django.
Spotify don't use Django as it's main backend, but spotify team use it to connect diverse services like Machine learning functionality, (Which is made with Python 😁)
Some of the core functionality of Pinterest is made with Django, like sharing their boards or subscribing to users.
- It's a Python framework! Python is one of the most used (and most loved) programming languages, it allows you to code rapidly and that's why Django results so effective.
- Has a built in Authentication system Django has an excellent authentication system by default, also it is really secure and you don't need to install extra packages to build an application that requires it.
- It uses MVT pattern Django has the MVT pattern: Model, View, Template
One of the main advantages of Django is that handles ALL the
database operations by itself, through the models, so you don't
have to know
Node is better
There is not a framework that is better or worst. Node has its advantages, so has Django. The only thing that matters is what you are able to do with what you know.
Django is not escalable
Each time I hear that my head explodes 🤯. Some of the most escalable companies like Instagram, Pinterest, Disqus or Spotify has Django in their core so that is totally false.
Although Django is a powerful web framework with batteries included, it could be also confusing if you don't have previous knowledge of the following concepts:
- Basic Python concepts:
- String operations
- Boolean expressions
- Module imports
- Object oriented Programming:
You don't need to master it, but at least understand the basics
- Most important concept: Inheritance
- Some Frontend basics (Totally optional):
- Basic Html
- Basic Css
Maybe in this moment you are feeling like this:
But don't get frustrated, programming isn't a sprint ⏱️, is a marathon🏃🏽♂️, and you have to plan your study plans to achieve your goals.
You can get the basics of Python, in around a week or two, Basic Object oriented Programming in another week, and you can learn basic Html and Css on the road.
So 🙅♂️ 0 excuses, if you think Django is a right choice for you START RIGHT NOW!.
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