Using Django as a framework for a complex websites

By: Tom Coin 07/06/2010

Platforms like WordPress can serve as excellent bases for sites primarily driven by database content. Occasionally, however, WordPress can lack the necessary level of complexity needed by a web site. Using a framework like Django gives database driven sites the complexity they may need without forfeiting too much programming efficiency and ease of use. Django is a python based open-source web application framework. Django emphasizes the “Single Point of Truth” – that programming information should not be repeated. Repetition of information just makes the programming code that much more difficult to understand. Furthermore, repeated information slows down application alterations and even initial creation, because developers must make sure that every instance of those pieces of information match exactly.

Django offers several useful features that prevent this repetition of information and increase productivity, all while producing a site with the desired level of complexity. Included in the framework is an object-relational mapper, allowing for easier creation of database layouts, and a dynamic database-extraction API, enabling databases to be accessed without the use of SQL code. Django also allows the creation of clean and usable urls for your site and includes a built-in simple-to-use administration system. With a solid variety of useful features, Django is a great alternative to less efficient basic coding languages. Plus it allows users to create complex content-driven sites with minimal time and effort.

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