Django is a python-based and open source full stack web programming framework. With a little knowledge of python, you can easily learn Django and be able to deploy it in the web. Being simple and easy to learn, starters can begin their journey of web programming from this framework. However, it is a Model-View-Template (MVT) architecture rather than Model-View-Controller (MVC). In Django, Template provides view and View provides a little bit controlling.
So, should I use Django Framework?
- It is relatively simpler than other frameworks to use.
- It provides in built administrator site which provides CRUD features, and privilege management.
- Its documentation is pretty good.
- If you are trying to build a blog type web app or a CMS, then you can go for it.
- It has built-in email drivers.
- It supports many databases, however I suggest you to use Postgresql.
- It is easy to host in the web.
- You get very little controlling, hence you may get frustrated after a long time.
- Since it is a full stack, you may not use some of its features.
- It doesn’t provide REST API like Laravel, and other frameworks, however, there are some workarounds you can perform to make it work.
In a nutshell, if you have experience in web programming and wonder how it works, you can definitely start using Django Framework. You will be able to learn about models and sending data from database to frontend. You will get an insight on ORM, templating engine and so on. Moreove, you will learn more about Python.
However, if you are already experienced in web programming and have used Laravel, or express.js, then I don’t think there is any point learning Django. But, the choice is yours – learning Django will be too easy, and if you have leisure time, you will master it in few days.
Do you want to learn about Laravel? Check it out here: Laravel – Is it a choice for web artisans?