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Why Python & Django Are Your Top Choice for Web Development

SteelKiwi Inc.
Jul 3, 2018 · 6 min read

Key features of Python

Python continues to be one of the most popular programming languages.

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Clean and easy to read by default

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Stacked with a ton of standard features

Python offers many features by default, with standard libraries that cover almost any programming task. From scientific calculations to image processing, operating system interfaces, and protocols, Python saves developers’ time and effort by presenting them with solutions they would otherwise have to build manually.

Perfect for creating prototypes

Prototypes are necessary to test ideas. Python allows you to build prototypes with a minimal investment of time and money.

Boosts speed to market

For the same reason that Python works for prototypes, it also serves well for products that you want to get to market as soon as possible. For both startups and established businesses, this means faster return on investment (ROI) and a chance to tailor the product based on reviews and feedback from real users.

Offers a variety of frameworks

Despite how great Python is, it does have its limitations. They are, however, mostly made up for with the wide variety of Python frameworks and development environments.

Goes hand in hand with machine learning and data science

The overall simplicity and clarity of Python, along with the powerful TensorFlow library, makes it perfect for building the most complex machine learning structures. Because of this, many scientists and researchers choose Python for projects related to artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The main advantages of Django

Django is often regarded as one of the best Python features. It was even included in the list of most loved frameworks in the 2018 Stack Overflow Developer Survey.

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Batteries included

Django’s batteries included approach means that the framework has everything necessary to develop a full-fledged application. Django offers built-in HTML templating, URL routing, object-relational mapping, and session management, helping developers avoid the vexing search for third-party tools.

Almost halves development time

Django claims to be “the web framework for perfectionists with deadlines” and lives up to it. Developers can use Django’s built-in features to create web applications for any industry.

Extends and scales with ease

Django components are decoupled, meaning they can be added or removed as necessary just like Lego pieces. Depending on your specific product requirements, development can be scaled up or down, altering the number and complexity of Django components as necessary.

Offers robust security

By default, Django protects applications built with it. It mitigates some of the more common security mistakes related to Python while also protecting apps from cross-site scripting, request forgery, and SQL injection.

Works with most major databases

Django’s object-relational mapping (ORM) is compatible with a number of popular databases, but its key feature is that it allows developers to work with several databases at once. Moreover, Django makes it possible to migrate from one database to another and perform common operations without having to write much additional code.

Helps with search engine optimization (SEO)

Among other things, Django offers a number of useful SEO tools. With the Django SEO framework, developers can reduce page loading time by using cached templates and compressing CSS and JavaScript. There’s even a tool to manage robots.txt. All in all, the capabilities of the Django CMS exceed the expectations of many professional SEO specialists, proving that Django is one of the best frameworks for search engine optimization.

Constantly evolves thanks to its community

There’s a large community around Django, with more enthusiasts joining every day. They constantly update and improve components of the framework while also developing new libraries to solve issues that professionals often face when developing web applications.

Develop your web project with SteelKiwi

SteelKiwi has been programming in Python with Django for more than seven years. Over this time, we’ve developed a variety of web applications, and we continue working on many more:

  1. Digital CRM/ERP platform Nova Vita or a healthcare center in the Netherlands.
  2. Legal marketplace solution NexDep — service for finding and booking videographers, interpreters, reporters, and other professionals for court sessions in the US.
  3. Kimetrica, an informational website for a non-profit organization in Nairobi, Kenya.
  4. Large social media platform PhotoBlog — a community for professional photographers from all around the world.
  5. Recruitment platform Afrinection for finding and hiring professionals in Africa

Useful links

  1. Singleton Design Pattern Example: Singleton Models in Django
  2. First-Hand Experience: Django Project Template by SteelKiwi
  3. Integrate a WebSocket Server Written in aiohttp into an Existing Django Project
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