What is Django?

Django is basically a high-level Python web application framework that enables the rapid development of web applications. It achieves so with pragmatic, much cleaner design and is also easy to use (in comparison of other frameworks) thus is very popular among web developers.

It is a backend framework used to resolve problems of connectivity with databases, other server problems, SEO solutions, etc so that a web developer need not write the same code for the similar modules (like database connection, admin interface) for each website.

All the functionality comes in the Django framework in the form of web applications. You just have to import those applications according to your need and thus you can concentrate more on the unique application of your website rather than dealing with all these backend problems.

History of Django

Django was created by two web developers Adrian Holovaty and Simon Willison working at the Lawrence Journal-World Newspaper in 2003. It was released publicly as a BSD license in July 2005. The framework was named after guitarist Django Reinhardt.

The main reason behind Django’s existence is that Django inherited Python’s “batteries-included” approach and includes pre-made modules and applications for common tasks in web development like user authentication, templates, routes, and views, admin interface, robust security and support for multiple database backends.

Django has solved some major issues for web-developers which were solved at the expense of time and money before its existence.

Why we learn Django

Django offers lots of features and is a new emerging technology of the future. Since it is based on python, which itself is a very powerful language and also is going to be used in the future extensively, therefore, it is worthwhile to learn Django.

Some important reasons to learn Django include:

  1. Django has Evolved Over Time

    Since the release of Django, it is having a lot of features and still, Django continues its journey and has been in the industry for more than a decade. It’s a fairly long time and has several releases in that course of time.

    Django has fixed lots of security issues and has introduced lots of features, thus this time period accounts for the stability of Django and also that the technology is powerful enough to stay in the industry.

  2. Open-Source Technology

    Django is an open source technology and that sometimes means that the documents are not given that much priority, but that’s not the case with Django.

    Django from the release in 2005 has excellent documentation and it’s still well maintained that means at the time of release this was the only framework with great documentation.

  3. One of the World’s Best Software Community

    Django framework community is one of the best communities out there as they support all the projects and resolve all the queries they can in a supporting manner. That is one of the reasons that the Django community is growing at a fast pace and

    therefore more and more people are shifting towards Django and it will be used more extensively in the future. This is the reason, why it is a great addition to your resume.

  4. Django has Lots of Pre-Made Apps

    Since Django has a great community. It also has lots of packages which can solve your problems with ease. These packages can be easily found with its well-maintained documentation, and thus resulting in rapid development.

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