What is Django in python?

What is Django in python?

What is a Web Framework?

The Web Framework and Web Application Framework both are the same and it helps you for building Web Applications.
It can develop a flexible, scalable, dynamic website, and web service.

What is Django Python?

It is a free open-source python-based high-level web framework.
Django follows the MVT (Model View Architecture) Architecture.
Adrian Holovaty and Simon Willison are the developers of Django.
It can allow us to create quickly web application.
Django will enable development procedures very smooth and it can save time, So that’s the reason it is very popular nowadays.
Django is also called a batteries-included framework and it can provide built-in features such as Django Admin interface, SQLite, etc.
It can give you an already made component, So it will make the creation of web applications very fast.
The main goal of Django is to create complex database-driven websites.

Why Django?

  • It is very easy for setup and run.
  • This can meet huge traffic demands fastly.
  • Permission and throttling policies.
  • It can be used for building all types of content management systems, and social networks.
  • Provides a ready user interface.
  • It can provide end to end testing.

History of Django:

  • The Adian Holovaty and Simon Willison is the creator of Django and they develop a project in 2003 at Lawrence Journal-World newspaper.
  • Released in July 2005 and names as “Django” named by jazz guitarist Django Reinhard.
  • And in 2008 Django software foundation can declare that they can maintain Django.
  • Django 1.0 version developed on 3 Sep 2008 and its main feature is API stability, Unicode, and decoupled admin.
  • Django 1.1 version developed on 29 July 2009 and features are Aggregates, transaction-based tests.
  •  Its 1.2 version was developed on 17 May 2010 and the main feature is Multiple dB connection, Model validation, and CSRF
  • On 23 March 2011 Django 1.3 version is created and its feature is Timezone, app templates, and in-browser testing.
  • Django 1.5 developed on 26 Feb 2014 with features configurable user model and python 3 support.
  • Django 1.6 created by 6 November 2013 and its main feature is DB transaction management and connection pooling.
  • On 2 Sep 2014 Django 1.7 version was created with features like Migrations, configuration, and application loading.
  • On 2 Sep 2014 Django 1.8LTS version was developed with the same feature in Django 1.7 version.
  • Django 1.8 LTS developed on 1 Apr 2015 and its main features are Native support for multiple template engines and its support until 2018.
  • Django 1.9 version was developed on 1 December 2015 with features like Automatic password validation and New styling for the admin interface.
  • On 1 August 2016 Django 1.10 version was developed with features like Full-text search for PostgreSQL and New-style middleware.
  • Django 1.11 LTS version supported until April 2020.
  • Django version is 2.0 developed in Dec 2017 with features like simplified URL routing syntax and Mobile friendly admin.
  • The current version of  Django is 2.1  and it will be developed on 1 Aug 2018 comes with model view permission support.

Components of Django:


It has form library, So which can help for handles rendering forms as HTML.
This will also help with submitting data and converting it into python types.


It means the handles user accounts also and cookies based user session, etc.


Admin can read metadata in your models and they will manage content on your site.


It can support transporting text into various other language such as times, numbers, and timezones.


  • SQL injection
  • Clickjacking
  • Remote code execution
  • Cross-site scripting

Famous Companies using Django:

  • NASA
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Mozilla
  • Discovery Channel
  • NY Times
  • LA Times
  • Public Broadcasting Service
  • BitBucket

Disadvantages of Django:

  • Django cannot handle multiple requests at a time.
  • It is a very monolithic tool.
  • Component deployed together so they will create confusion.
  • Needs lengthy programming for small tasks, So that’s reason beginner don’t go for learning Django.

Characteristics of Django:

  • Django is very loosely coupled.
  • It ensures effective development because it requires less code.
  • Everything is developed in precious one place, So it cannot be repeated.
  • It can offer fast application development, So that’s the reason it is very popular

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