Written in Python, Django is the self-proclaimed web framework for perfectionists with deadlines – and I have to agree. Django provides so much power out of the box and is built on Python – which has its own repository of libraries, PyPI – that you can lean on. It’s easy to understand why Django is the top Python web framework today and is among the top six of all programming frameworks.
Django is a "batteries included" framework. There's a built-in tool to help you with anything you might want to accomplish. Need user authentication? Django has you covered. Need to validate data from user input? You got it. Need to store data in the database after cleaning it? Yep, can do. It even has built-in features that keep you from unintentionally leaving your project open to security holes – like cross-site forgery protection built into every request. Everything is there and ready for you to work with.
Despite all that power and popularity – or possibly because of it – Django has a high learning curve. Thankfully, the documentation about Django’s capabilities is excellent, and this tutorial tutorial will get you over that curve and into Django.
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