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What is Django, and why you should learn it?

What is Django?

Django is a web framework or backend framework used to create efficient and attractive websites or web apps quickly.
Django is built on Python, which is one of the top Programming Languages. The primary purpose of Django is to facilitate the super-fast development of backend applications.
It makes web development straightforward and fast and can help add much-advanced functionality to the website without getting into its complexity.
It also makes developing a website simple and easy using Django since it provides built-in user authentication, content administration, and sitemaps.

How does Django work?

Django follows the model-view-template (MVT) architectural pattern.
What is MVT?
Model: The model acts as the interface of your data. It is responsible for managing data. The logical data formation behind the entire application and represented by a database (commonly relational databases such as MySql, Postgres). To check more, visit – Django Model.

View: The View is the user interface. It is represented by HTML/CSS/Javascript and Jinja files. To check more, visit – Django Views.

Template: A template consists of static parts of the desired HTML output and some specific syntax that specifies how dynamic information will be added. To check more, visit – Django Templates.

Why use Django?

The Django web framework is ideal for novices since it saves time and has strong community support. It is also ideal for more experienced developers because it is open-source and has many built-in features. There is a plethora of excellent videos and material available online, making learning easy. Django is perfect for most CRUD web applications. It is also a fantastic choice for large-scale projects because it has many features. The web project you create with Django may be as basic or as sophisticated as you want it to be.

Django enables developers to create web applications that are adaptable, secure, scalable, maintainable, and manageable. All of these elements are advantageous to any web developer, but let us take a deeper look. Django can be combined with other Python modules to create a more full and sophisticated application. Django helps developers create more secure websites and handle user accounts and passwords by offering a framework that has already been correctly and thoroughly built. Without writing the entire application from scratch, developers will not make common mistakes that risk a site's security.

By default, Django protects against a wide range of typical vulnerabilities, such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting, cross-site request forgetting, and clickjacking, allowing developers to focus on developing their product.
Because it is component-based and has a naturally independent design, Django is the appropriate framework for an application that will need to scale up for growing traffic. Each component that must be updated may be modified individually, resulting in greater scalability efficiency and fewer issues.

Closing notes

Django, in my opinion, not only speeds up development but also serves as a great teaching tool for software development. Django is the first framework I learned when I first began coding.
Django has a lot of street cred because a lot of well-known companies utilize it. Here are a few examples:

  • Reddit
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Dropbox
  • Mozilla
  • Spotify

In conclusion, Django offers a wide range of use cases, such as enormous volumes of data and user interactions, as well as small-
scale applications. So, regardless of your goal, it is a safe choice to go with.

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Rachit Khurana

Ya, Django is very good.
I learned it recently & I was able to create working websites very quickly.

I advantage that I love of Django is the inbuilt admin panel. Its so useful.

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Ashish Bailkeri

Very nice overview of the system. Definitely is good for beginners.

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Snehal Adbol Author

Glad you liked it 😀

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Sachin Chaurasiya

Definitely Django is very easy to learn.
I have created series on Django . here is the series link : Learn-Django

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Techie Kho

For the beginners after reading this page:
dev.to/rechie_kho/don-t-write-html...

Thanks and no thanks

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Shravan

I've used flask in the past and I've been using fastapi currently. How does django compare with the other two frameworks?

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Snehal Adbol Author

In my opinion, Django is ideal for building powerful full-stack websites since it has several capabilities and performs well in production.

Flask is great for machine learning experts and developers who wish to prototype a web application and construct APIs quickly.

FastAPI is ideal if you need speed or scalability. It is usually best to select a framework depending on the purpose of using it, but in general, they are all good and have a high market demand.