Django is an open-source server-side web application framework written in Python.
It is designed to reduce the effort required to create complex data-driven websites and web applications, with a special focus on less code, no-redundancy and being more explicit than implicit.
Django was created in the fall of 2003, when the web programmers at the Lawrence Journal-World newspaper, Adrian Holovaty and Simon Willison, began using Python to build applications.
In June 2008, it was announced that a newly formed Django Software Foundation (DSF) would maintain Django in the future.
Django follows the mvc (model-view-controller) architectural pattern. This consists of:
- an object-relational mapper that mediates between data models
- (Python classes) and a relational database ("Model")
- a system for processing requests with a web templating system ("View")
- a regular-expression-based URL dispatcher ("Controller")
Some well-known sites that use Django include Instagram, Mozilla, Disqus, Bitbucket, Nextdoor and Clubhouse.