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Why we should learn Django framework?


Why we should learn Django framework?

Why we should learn Django Framework

Django is a fully featured Python web framework that can be used to build easy, large and complex web applications. 

There are endless web development frameworks out there, so why should you learn Django over any of the others?

First of all, it’s written in Python, one of the most readable and beginner-friendly programming languages out there.

The second reason you should learn Django is the scope of its features. If you need to build a website, you don’t need to rely on any external libraries or packages if you choose Django. This means that you don’t need to learn how to use anything else, and the syntax is seamless as you’re using only one framework.

There’s also the added benefit that you don’t need to worry that updating one library or framework will render others that you’ve installed useless.

If you do find yourself needing to add extra features, there are a range of external libraries that you can use to enhance your site.

One of the great things about the Django framework is its in-depth documentation. It has detailed documentation on every aspect of Django and also has great examples and even a tutorial to get you started.

There’s also a fantastic community of Django developers, so if you get stuck there’s almost always a way forward by either checking the docs or asking the community.

Django is a high-level web application framework with loads of features. It’s great for anyone new to web development due to its fantastic documentation, and particularly if you’re also familiar with Python.

The Basic Structure of a Django Website

A Django website consists of a single project that is split into separate apps. The idea is that each app handles a self-contained function that the site needs to perform. As an example, imagine an application like Instagram. There are several different functions that need to be performed:

  • User management: Login, logout, register, and so on
  • The image feed: Uploading, editing, and displaying images
  • Private messaging: Private messages between users and notifications

These are each separate pieces of functionality, so if this were a Django site, then each piece of functionality should be a different Django app inside a single Django project.

The Django project holds some configurations that apply to the project as a whole, such as project settings, URLs, shared templates and static files. Each application can have its own database and has its own functions to control how the data is displayed to the user in HTML templates.

Each application also has its own URLs as well as its own HTML templates and static files, such as JavaScript and CSS.

Django apps are structured so that there is a separation of logic. It supports the Model-View-Controller Pattern, which is the architecture on which most web frameworks are built. The basic principle is that in each application there are three separate files that handle the three main pieces of logic separately:

  • Model defines the data structure. This is usually a database and is the base layer to an application.
  • View displays some or all of the data to the user with HTML and CSS.
  • Controller handles how the database and the view interact.In Django, the architecture is slightly different.                                                                                                                                                                       

Although based upon the MVC pattern, Django handles the controller part itself. There’s no need to define how the database and views interact. It’s all done for you!The pattern Django utilizes is called the Model-View-Template (MVT) pattern. The view and template in the MVT pattern make up the view in the MVC pattern. All you need to do is add some URL configurations to map the views to, and Django handles the rest!

A Django site starts off as a project and is built up with a number of applications that each handle separate functionality. Each app follows the Model-View-Template pattern. Now that you’re familiar with the structure of a Django site, let’s have a look at what you’re going to build!


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