Django

Why you should use Django for your next website project?

When embarking upon the development of a new web application, one of the most important questions we must ask ourselves is what programming language we should use: PHP, Ruby, Python....Should I opt for a framework or develop from scratch? Do you want to know the key points which can help you to decide? Well, read on!

When choosing which programming language to use, different factors must be taken into account such as: the number of available developers, experience in the technology, or its cost. 

Reasons to use Python

We decide to use Python for the following reasons:

  1. Python is an interpreted language

  2. Few lines of code are needed to develop fuctionalities which would occupy more in other languages:

    public class Main {
        public static void main(String[] args) {
            System.out.println("hello world");
       }
    }
    print('hello world')
    
  3. Relatively easy to use and learn

  4. Generally good quality documentation

  5. Easy to maintain, thanks to its modular concept

  6. A great number of packers (around 98000). You can find here a selection of all of them

 

Why use a framework?

On the other hand, we should use a framework, as “A framework is an abstraction in which a common code provides a generic functionality which may be overwritten in a selective way, or specialised through user code in order to provide a specific functionality”. Thanks to think we increase the speed of development without losing scalability nor facilities and supposing a saving of money, as developers do not waste time writing lines of code for something which already exists (“never reinvent the wheel”)

Why do we choose Django?

  • It is the most used Python framework, ahead of Flask and Pyramid.

  • A large community which backs it up, as seen in its 80,000 StackOverflow questions and a healthy set of blogs from developers and power users and about 12000 stars in github

  • Mature framework : Django had its first release in 2006 and is now used by large companies such as NASA, National Geographic, Mozilla

  • It allows our product to be scalable: and what does “scalable” mean? This is the capacity that our framework has to react and adapt without losing quality, or manage continuous growth, being able to widen and improve our product with the passing of time, without the necessity of channing technologies nor large investments.

  • Django stands out on account of its speed, which permits our application to function correctly, in addition to its optimization when working with different types of databases and a good cache use.

  • One of the important points of Django is its security, as it offers good tools to protect us form different vulnerabilities. This document is an overview of Django’s security features. It includes advice on securing a Django-powered site

  • Django offers user authorization,  security control and integration with different social networks like facebook, twitter, google…

  • Django also comes complete with a customizable administration portal – a huge time-saver and one of the advantages recommended by the application administrator.

  • Django supports best practices for SEO, as a framework with its own template language which allows us to configure the web, adapting it completely and optimised for SEO

  • The ease of creating an API-REST to integrate it with any service

For these reasons and the satisfactory experience which has influenced us in working with Django on different projects, we encourage you to try it and back this technology.

And you? Have you ever thought about using Django?  Tell us what you think!

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