Django: The Perfect Tool for Rapid Web Development
Django's motto is "the web framework for perfectionists with deadlines", and it holds to that. Django is remarkably straightforward; it only takes a few minutes to get the basics of a program running, making it easy to start on the grittier details of project implementation.
PostgreSQL, Maria Db, MySQL, Oracle and SQLite are all supported on Django. My preferred development database is SQLite; it is easy to set up and manage and work seamlessly, even when continually editing different components. During the production phase, I use PostgreSQL, which is one of the most modern free, open-source SQL databases while being secure and robust. Django uses SQLite by default; by avoiding any database setups, you will be able to start up much faster and get right to developing your product.
Django's ORM and handling of database models is the easiest and quickest way to set up a database out of all the web frameworks I've used. Here is an example of a database model in Django:
- username = CharField(max_length=255)
- age = IntergerField(default=0)
- email = CharField(max_length=255, unique=True)
The project structure for Django is simple to understand and keeps the project clean. While it can be superior to layout a project to your preferences, having the framework plan aspects for you makes collaborating on projects or joining an existing project much more straightforward.
One of the big time sinks in web development is database setup and management. Maintaining a migration structure to keep track of new models, changed models, and deleted models add up quickly and can extend project timelines. Django simplifies this down to a few commands and a couple "classes", allowing users to focus on their front-end and logic earlier in the project resulting in a better overall end-user product.If you are looking to develop a web product quickly that is more complicated than a simple shopfront, I would highly recommend Django for your next project.