What is Django?

What is Django?

Altaf Shaikh

Published on Mar 17, 2021

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What is Django?

Django is a free and open source web application framework, written in Python. A Web framework is a set of components that provide a standard way to develop websites fast and easily. Some well known sites that use Django include Instagram, Disqus, Washington Times, Bitbucket and Mozilla.

The official project site describes

Django as Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Built by experienced developers, it takes care of much of the hassle of Web development, so you can focus on writing your app without needing to reinvent the wheel.

It's free and open source

Why Django?

With Django, you can take Web applications from concept to launch in a matter of hours. Django takes care of much of the hassle of Web development, so you can focus on writing your app without needing to reinvent the wheel. It's free and open source.

Features

Ridiculously fast

Django was designed to help developers take applications from concept to completion as quickly as possible.

Reassuringly secure

Django takes security seriously and helps developers avoid many common security mistakes.

Fully loaded

Django includes dozens of extras you can use to handle common Web development tasks. Django takes care of user authentication, content administration, site maps, RSS feeds, and many more tasks --- right out of the box.

Exceedingly scalable

Some of the busiest sites on the Web leverage Django's ability to quickly and flexibly scale.

Incredibly versatile

Companies, organizations and governments have used Django to build all sorts of things --- from content management systems to social networks to scientific computing platforms.

Example Django Websites

  • TeachMeBro - I Build this website using Django Framework.

  • Disqus - It is probably the world’s most popular blog comment hosting

Learn More:

Learn To Build Social Media Website In Django.

 
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