What You Will Learn:
What is a Web Framework?
A web framework is a code library which helps you to build a flexible, scalable, and maintainable; dynamic website, web app, and web services. Different web frameworks are Zend for PHP, Ruby on Rails for Ruby, etc.
What is Django?
Django is a web development framework for Python which offers a standard method for fast and effective website development. It helps you to assists in building and maintaining quality web applications. It enables you to make the development process smooth and time-saving.
It is a high-level web framework which allows performing rapid development. The primary goal of this web framework is to create complex database-driven websites.
Django makes it easier to build better web apps quickly and with less code.
Some well known sites that use Django include PBS, Instagram, Disqus, Washington Times, Bitbucket and Mozilla.
Note − Django is a registered trademark of the Django Software Foundation, and is licensed under BSD License.
History of Django
* 2003 − Started by Adrian Holovaty and Simon Willison as an internal project at the Lawrence Journal-World newspaper.
* 2005 − Released July 2005 and named it Django, after the jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.
* 2005 − Mature enough to handle several high-traffic sites.
* Current − Django is now an open source project with contributors across the world.