Django vs Python

Django vs Python
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In this blog, we find the difference between Django and Python.

What is Django?

Django is a free and open-source web application framework, written in Python. A web framework is a set of components that helps you to develop websites faster and easier.

When you're building a website, you always need a similar set of components: a way to handle user authentication (signing up, signing in, signing out), a management panel for your website, forms, a way to upload files, etc.

Luckily for you, other people long ago noticed that web developers face similar problems when building a new site, so they teamed up and created frameworks (Django being one of them) that give you ready-made components to use.

Frameworks exist to save you from having to reinvent the wheel and to help alleviate some of the overhead when you’re building a new site.

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What is Python?

Python is a widely-used, interpreted, object-oriented, and high-level programming language with dynamic semantics, used for general-purpose programming. It was created by Guido van Rossum, and first released on February 20, 1991.

While you may know python as a large snake, the name of the Python programming language comes from an old BBC television comedy sketch series called Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

One of the amazing features of Python is the fact that it is one person’s work. Usually, new programming languages are developed and published by large companies employing lots of professionals, and due to copyright rules, it is very hard to name any of the people involved in the project. Python is an exception.

Of course, van Rossum did not develop and evolve all the Python components himself. The speed with which Python has spread around the world is a result of the continuous work of thousands (very often anonymous) programmers, testers, users (many of them aren’t IT specialists), and enthusiasts, but it must be said that the very first idea (the seed from which Python sprouted) came to one head – Guido’s.

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Difference between Django and Python

Django

  • It is a web framework.
  • It is developed by Django Software Foundation.
  • It was released in 2005.
  • It is written in C language.
  • It is used for web development
  • It is an MVT(Model View Template) framework built on top of Python.
  • It is mostly used in web-based applications and servers.

Python

  • It is a programming language.
  • It is developed by Python Software Foundation.
  • It was released in 1991.
  • It is also written in C language but the default implementation is called CPython.
  • It is used to develop frameworks like Django, Flask, etc.
  • It is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, and high-level programming language which runs on the compiler level.
  • It is used to create a web application, data analysis, artificial intelligence software development, etc.

Uses of Django

Application Development

Django was developed by the online news operation team to create web applications using the Python programming language. The framework has templates, libraries, and APIS, which work together. In general, applications developed using Django can be upgraded with minimal cost, changes, and additions, and it makes a lot of web development easier.

Easy to Use

Django uses Python programming language, which is a popular language in 2015, and now most choosing language by programmers who are learning to code and applications of Django framework is widely used as it is free and open-source, developed and maintained by a large community of developers. It means we can find answers to the problems easily using Google.

Django is time-tested

It’s been 13 years since Django started developing its framework and the first release of open source commit as it was under development quite a long time before release. During these years, it had many releases; some of them have new features, other releases focus on security enhancements, etc. Django is the first framework to respond to new issues and vulnerabilities and alter other frameworks to make patches to frameworks. The latest release of it is focusing on new features and boundary case problems.

Community Support

Django community is one of the best communities out there as it is governed by the Django software foundation, which had some rules like for event there is a code of conduct. Django communities will have IRC and mailing list most welcome; even it may have bad appeals, it will rectify immediately. Django offers stability, packages, documentation, and a good community.

Uses of Python

Applications

Python can be used to develop different applications like web applications, graphic user interface-based applications, software development applications, scientific and numeric applications, network programming, Games and 3D applications, and other business applications. It makes an interactive interface and easy development of applications.

Multiple Programming paradigms

It is also used because of its provides continuous support to several programming paradigms as it supports object-oriented programming and structured programming. Python has features, which also support various concepts of functional programming language. It is used for dynamic type systems and automatic memory management. Python language features and programming paradigms allow you for developing small as well as large applications. It can be used for complex software applications.

Access of Database

The use of Python also helps in accessing the database easily. Python helps in customizing the interfaces of different databases like MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and other databases. It has an object database like Durus and ZODB. It is used for standard database API and is freely available for download.

Code Readability

Python code is easy to read and maintain. It is easily reusable as well wherever it is required. Python has simple syntax, which allows the different concepts to develop without writing any additional code. The code should be of good quality and easy to maintain the source code and simplify the maintenance, which is required to develop the software application. It also emphasizes code readability, which is a great feature, unlike other programming languages. It helps build custom applications, and clean code helps maintain and update the software applications without putting extra effort into the same code.

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