What Is Django And Why Is It So Popular?

Amit Ashwini
Nov 23, 2017 · 5 min read
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Django came into the scene right as the first big wave of Rails hype was ramping up, and so it was immediately positioned as Python’s answer to Rails and thus grabbing eyeballs almost from the start. Today, one of the most significant advantages of learning Python is the ability it gives you to use Django. What with tech startups being so hot right now, it’s never been easier or more fun to build your own web application. Django just might be your answer. It has been rapidly gaining popularity for its pragmatic design and ease of use.

Django is a high-level Python Web framework encouraging rapid development and pragmatic, clean design. A web application framework is a toolkit of components all web applications need. The goal here is to allow developers to instead of implementing the same solutions over and over again, focus on the parts of their application that are new and unique to their project. In fact, Django is much more fully-featured than many other frameworks out there. It takes care of a lot of the hassle of Web development, letting you focus on writing your application without any need to reinvent the wheel. It’s free and open source. Additionally, the Django framework enables you to model your domain and code classes, and before you know it, you already have an ORM. Let’s take a closer look to understand its acclaim better.

It is time-tested

You have access to enough Django packages

It’s been crowd-tested

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Django has wonderful documentation

The Django community is hugely supportive

Django advocates best practices for SEO

Scalability

Security

Finally, there’s something to be said for the way Django has been marketed. Or rather, the lack of marketing for a long time. At least not in a way, say, Rails was marketed. Until a while back, the marketing effort mostly consisted of talks at PyCon, people blogging, and then mostly just working on the framework, building amazing things with it and letting the results market themselves. Now, of course, there is the DjangoCon and DSF and business-oriented consultants doing training sessions and many books and all the rest, but this all still quite new. End of the day, the factors listed above are some of the major ones behind the steady rise in popularity Django has seen, since its release.

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