Advantages of Python-Django framework and when to use it?

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    • Rosemary Rajan

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  • Dec. 18, 2019

When it comes to web development, the framework you decide to use is crucial. For many companies and web application projects, the Django framework is an easy choice as it’s one of the most popular web development tools. Django is a free, open-source, high-end framework written in simple, flexible and relatively easy-to-learn Python programming language. 

 

Django is a very robust and effective framework for web applications that demands default security, scalability, and reliability. It has huge community support and updates day by day. Therefore developers prefer Django as the most suitable framework. Django’s noticeable features are the reason why the topmost websites like Mozilla, Spotify, Instagram, Pinterest, and the Onion get attracted to opt this.

 

It’s fast and simple:

Django is a web development tool kit by python. It is very simple and can be understood by anyone. The main goal of this framework is to simplify work for developers. It works on behalf of Don’t Repeat Yourself (DRY) Principle which helps developers to reuse existing code and focus only on the unique features of their applications. This makes development more fast and efficient.

 

It’s secure:

Nowadays security is the most important thing for all the software applications. Everyone tries to ensure the security of their websites and web applications. The default security features of Django makes it the most preferable one for web development. Django provides built-in support for common security issues such as Clickjacking, cross-site scripting, SQL injection etc.

 

Clickjacking - Tricks a user into clicking a webpage element that is invisible or disguised as another element.

Cross-site scripting - Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks are a type of injection, where malicious scripts are injected into trusted websites.

SQL injection - It is a common web hacking techniques that inject code that can destroy your database.

 

Scalability & reliability:

We can scale Django projects at any instant at any time. It is suitable for small applications as well as high load applications.

 

OS compatibility:

Django is a platform-independent framework. It works well with any type of OS such as Windows, Linux, mac.

 

Great community support:

The main highlight of Django is its community support. Django comes with well-arranged documentation and maintained it at a high level. There are continuous updates and fixes, developers can easily adapt to that change. 

Provides guarantee that any issues arose will be solved immediately because Django has a great supportive and efficient community. Developers will not be stuck with any issues, the majority of the common issues will be already discussed in the community forums, therefore the solutions will be available easily using google.

 

Enriched with package support:

The technically used name is “batteries included”, which means Django provides support packages and libraries for most of the features. So developers need not have to start from scratch and this makes the development faster and less possibility for errors or failures. Django comes with its own libraries for content management and authentication.

 

Default Admin panel: 

In the development process, we need to spend a lot of time to make a reliable admin dashboard which is pointless at the same time the admin dashboard is the main part of Django applications. Django has its own automatically-generated admin panel which is more flexible and easily customizable. It helps in rapid development.

 

 

When to use Django

 

Django is suitable for building applications like client relationship management (CRM) systems, content management systems (CMS), communication platforms, e-commerce and rental platforms, document administration platforms, emailing solutions, verification systems, and advanced machine learning-based applications. 

 

Django has the ability to extend its features and new changes can be added, so it is suitable for large scale projects. Projects with heavy traffic and having large network traffic can be handled efficiently using Django. This makes Django a better option for e-commerce websites, healthcare, and financial applications, social media sites, real estate site.

 

Django can efficiently work with multiple databases like SQLite, Postgresql, and Mysql. The combination of Django with PostgreSQL is the best choice for applications and platforms which handle large amounts of data and media files. The default packages and features for handling large amounts of data in Django makes it the best choice for content management based applications.

 

Django provides lots of plugins for algorithm-based applications. It is not only used to build complete applications, but it can be also used to add separate features to the existing application such as photo-based verifications, algorithm-based generators, filtering with advanced logic, etc. Django has default packages for handling emails and authentication, therefore Django is a good option for email and validation based applications. 

 

Django has big community support and a huge team working behind it to make the framework more efficient and convenient. We can hope that in the coming days Django can handle more challenging areas.