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What kinds of projects can Django be used for?

What kind of programming language and framework should you choose for your newest project? The decision is never easy. There are so many possibilities! Each technology has advantages and disadvantages. How can you choose the best solution for your company’s project then? The answer is simple – trust our experienced developers. Read the article and learn more about Django and its applications.

Django is a popular choice for developers who need to create a backend for a web application. Why is this Python-based framework so admired by backend programmers? Read on you’ll find out all about the pros and cons of using this platform.

Django – an open-source, Python-based framework

Thinking about the right technology for your next project? You need to remember that Django is not a programming language, but a framework – it is a platform which makes developing applications faster and easier. Before we tell you about the pros of Django, we should explain the difference between a language and a framework.

Framework vs programming language – what is the difference? 

A web developer can build an application using only the programming language chosen for a particular project. However, doing it with a framework can speed up the process and deliver your product in a shorter time, often also reducing the price of the final product. Currently, there are plenty of such platforms, using the most popular programming languages.

Some frameworks are better suited for certain projects. The framework itself is a sort of a skeleton on which the developer can build an application. Programmers take it and add the features required by the customer. Many frameworks come with additional libraries, which help to solve some specific problems when creating an app. Usually, a team of developers decides which technology should be used on the project after learning the needs and expectations of the particular client. Our developers choose the technology which allows us to deliver the product exactly as you have imagined.

Django – an open-source framework

This open-source framework was written with Python – a programming language that is gaining popularity every day. It is mostly used for developing web applications. Its great advantage is allowing the user to create completely new, individual components, which are required for some applications. Developing in Django is easy, as the platform is intuitive for developers. Its users benefit a lot from reusable code, which significantly reduces time of app development.

Applications built with Django are safe. Programmers using this framework have access to the best security systems, which makes it easy to deal with many common security issues, such as: 

  • clickjacking, 
  • cross-site scripting, 
  • SQL injection.

Django regularly releases new patches, thanks to which developers can ensure the safety of your applications and data.

Django is a great platform for building web applications of every type. No matter if you have planned a complex project, or you need a small application – this framework can be the right choice for you. It makes it possible to create scalable applications as well. If you are expecting your business to grow in the future, and you think your app will need to process considerable volumes of data, Django is just the ideal framework for developing your web app.

Django – good for frontend and backend development?

More often there are discussions as to whether Django could be called a full-stack framework – a good platform for developing the frontend and the backend of an application. A web app, as well as a mobile app, can be divided into two parts: 

  • backend – the server side of the application and technical elements, such as admin interface (to modify the app), app engine, databases and so on;  
  • frontend – all elements visible for the application user, the so-called client side. Those are static elements (graphics) and interactive elements (drop-down menus, chat, sliders on web apps, etc.).

Three languages – HTML, CSS and JavaScript – are used for frontend development, while all the others are used for backend development of apps and other more complex IT projects. Django was invented in 2005, when frontend for apps was rather simple. There were no typical JavaScript-based frameworks for frontend development, such as React. Django has some functionalities that allow a programmer to use it while working on the frontend for an app, though it is mostly used for backend development. If you are interested in how exactly we would build your application, contact our consultants. We will be happy to tell you more about the development process and the best technologies we can use to develop the product you need.

Which successful companies have used Django in their projects? 

You have never heard of this technology before? The decision regarding the appropriate tech for your project will certainly be easier when you learn that well-known companies have also used this framework in their software. Among the companies that use Django are:

Instagram

Used by millions for entertainment, but also for conducting business, Instagram requires most modern solutions. Django allows dynamic development of this portal and helps solve problems in no time. 

Dropbox

Another brand known to absolutely everybody. Surely you have had a chance to benefit from free storage space in the cloud and sharing files with others. Dropbox offers solutions for business as well! It uses Python and Django to develop its services. 

YouTube 

Most of us use it almost every day. This incredible streaming platform is also developed using  Python, even though it was originally created with PHP. Python allows YouTube to meet customer demands faster.

Disqus

This app allows you to comment on blogs and websites fast and easy, from an account synchronised with your social media account (like Facebook) or e-mail address (like Gmail). It was built in Django from scratch. It is efficient even if a considerable number of users are active at the same time.

Spotify 

This streaming app is loved by many! It was created for both for the web and for mobile devices – and all this goodness created using Django!

Typical applications of Django 

Django is very popular in the world of journalists. Many applications of online magazines and press were created using this framework. Those web applications allow easy and fast content management. Applying Django for backend development ensures great performance, even when intended for an extensive number of users. Django is great for publishing or journalistic projects, offering many advantages for other industries as well!

Demand for this technology is growing in industries, which require a high performance application, handling massive traffic. Django will be a great choice if you need one of the following apps:

  • scientific,
  • financial,
  • social (social bookmarking) and tools for communication,
  • CMS,
  • CRM.

Those are just a few examples of the apps that can be built using Django. This backend framework will also be a good choice for industries that require a high level of security and process compliance with national and international regulations. For example, in the case of a fintech app. Django can also be used to build e-commerce apps, shopping platforms and systems for online booking. 

This open-source, Python-based framework will be the right choice for both apps that will be used by your customers, and for the software aimed to improve the internal processes of your company. It is also often used for developing backends for mobile applications. 

Remember, nowadays big companies are using many frameworks to create various applications and software. Django belongs to such a group of instruments and may be used to attach interesting features to your app. Its popularity is growing. There are many reasons you should use Django in your next project.

Contact our specialists to learn how we can use it to create the perfect IT solution for your business!


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