Django Introduction and Installation

What is Django?
Django is python based web framework which allow you to quickly create web application without all of the installation or dependency problems that you normally will find with other framework.
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. Django give you ready-made components to use.

Why Django?

  1. It’s very easy to switch database in Django framework.
  2. It has built in admin interface which makes easy to work with it.
  3. Django is fully functional framework that requires nothing else.
  4. It has thousands of additional packages available.
  5. It is very scalable.

Some features of Django
Versatility of Django
Django can build almost any type of website. It can also work with any client side framework, and can deliver content in any format such as HTML, JSON, XML etc. Some sites which can be build using Django are wikis, social networks , new sites etc.

Security
Since Django framework is made for making web development easy, it has been engineered in such a way that it automatically do the right things to protect the website. For example, In Django framework instead of putting password in cookies the hashed password is stored in it so that it can’t be fetched easily by hackers.

Scalability
Django web nodes have no stored state, they scale horizontally – just fire up more of then when you need them. Being able to do this is the essence of good scalability. Instagram and Disqus are two Django based products that has millions of active users, this is taken as a example of scalability of Django.



Portability
All the codes of Django framework is written in Python, which runs on many platforms. Which leads to run Django too in many platforms such as Linux, Windows and Mac OS.

Installation of Django