The major benefits of Django for backend development
By Iryna Savruk /

Django is a free and open source framework that is compatible with major operating systems and databases. It has a great number of advantages which made it one of the most popular technologies used for software development. It is considered exceptionally user-friendly, secure, clean, and efficient.

 

Numerous enterprises and small startups use Django for their specific needs. Regular updates and responsive community makes this framework even more popular, especially among younger developers.

 

Ease in usage

Django is considered a developer-friendly framework easy to pick up, especially for those developers who are comfortable with Python’s syntax. Once a developer is used to Python's Object Oriented Programming and functions, Django becomes extremely easy to learn and understand. Also, Django looks clean and makes it simple to debug and find mistakes.

Security

Django provides robust security features. It helps to avoid the common mistakes of web development including SQL injection, clickjacking, cross-site request forgery and scripting. Django’s template system avoids variables by default, unless they are explicitly marked as safe

Also, the framework uses built-in ORM to omit risk of SQL injection. Django has safe password hash. It is resilient to usage of rainbow tables and prevents bruteforce. User authentication system makes it easy to manage usernames and passwords effectively. Django is highly secure for enterprise level applications. Even NASA uses it for their website.

Django and Python are core solutions for blue chip companies, fintech enterprises, and popular platforms. Udemy, Pinterest and a number of other successful Silicon Valley projects also use Django for their back-end infrastructure. Also, Django is a great option for high-traffic websites, including Google, YouTube, The New York Times, The Guardian, and Instagram.

Clean and efficient

Django helps write clean and efficient code. This framework is the best solution to create a minimum viable product (MVP) because it includes all of the necessary tools for creating any additional features for the product. Django’s code uses regular expressions in the routing process which significantly boosts the development.

With Django you can model domain and code classes, easily build templates or use the already built-in template language.

Django supports MVC (model-view-controller) paradigm that allows programmers to keep a web application’s user interface and business logic layers separated.

The biggest disadvantages of Django:

All components are deployed together.

Can’t handle multiple requests at the same time.

Django heavily relies on the ORM system, that makes it easier to work with numerous databases and perform common database operations. However, Django framework limits the advantage of Python SQL toolkit – SQLAlchemy.

Django doesn’t have built-in support for API building so you need to use a library.

Community and documentation

Django has an exceptionally good in-depth documentation which can be found on the official website. Django community is very responsive, with many active contributors, who actively update the resources. Many experts share their experience on StackOverflow, that can guide you through all problems.