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INTRODUCTION


Django is a web development framework designed in python for large projects. Django helps eliminate repetitive tasks making the development process an easy and time saving experience. This tutorial gives a complete understanding of Django framework and its features.

Django is a Python web framework. And like most modern framework, Django supports the MVC pattern. First let's see what is the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern, and then we will look at Django’s specificity for the Model-View-Template (MVT) pattern.

Django - Basics

Django is a high-level Python web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Django makes it easier to build better web apps quickly and with less code. Note − Django is a registered trademark of the Django Software Foundation, and is licensed under BSD License.

Django – Design Philosophies

Django comes with the following design philosophies − • Loosely Coupled − Django aims to make each element of its stack independent of the others. • Less Coding − Less code so in turn a quick development. • Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY) − Everything should be developed only in exactly one place instead of repeating it again and again. • Fast Development − Django's philosophy is to do all it can to facilitate hyper-fast development. • Clean Design − Django strictly maintains a clean design throughout its own code and makes it easy to follow best web-development practices.

Advantages of Django

Here are few advantages of using Django which can be listed out here − • Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) Support − Django provides a bridge between the data model and the database engine, and supports a large set of database systems including MySQL, Oracle, Postgres, etc. Django also supports NoSQL database through Django-nonrel fork. For now, the only NoSQL databases supported are MongoDB and google app engine. • Multilingual Support − Django supports multilingual websites through its built-in internationalization system. So you can develop your website, which would support multiple languages. • Framework Support − Django has built-in support for Ajax, RSS, Caching and various other frameworks. • Administration GUI − Django provides a nice ready-to-use user interface for administrative activities. • Development Environment − Django comes with a lightweight web server to facilitate end-to-end application development and testing.