The first major difference between these frameworks is that django is in python, laravel is in PHP . If you are going to use any of these frameworks then you will have to learn it's language. So due to this restriction many developers choose the frameworks which matches with their language knowledge. It is not hard to switch from one language to another but it does take some time. If you are confused about languages then here is the comparison of these languages - PYTHON vs PHP.
Here we are going to compare these two Frameworks Django & Laravel on basis of there Strength & Weakness of library:
- Both are MVC (django is also called MTV but just the name is changed, the concept is same).
- Both frameworks focus on readability and simplicity of code and files distribution.
- Both do auto queries for databases. We do not have to write database queries directly.
- Both automatically build tables in database from models.
- Both frameworks have easy and secure routing system. The webpages are rendered dynamically.
- Both have their own template systems and each template system is rich of filters and predefined functions. There is only difference in the syntax. See blade template in laravel.
- Both are flexible and portable with other modern technologies.
Django has very powerful library with following features:
- The built in admin section, decorators and view classes are the strength of django
- The auto generated forms for models with validation makes is very easy
- A caching framework which can use any of several cache methods.
- Support for middleware classes which can intervene at various stages of request processing and carry out custom functions.
- An internal dispatcher system which allows components of an application to communicate events to each other via pre-defined signals.
- An internationalization system, including translations of Django's own components into a variety of languages.
- A serialization system which can produce and read XML and/or JSON representations of Django model instances.
- An interface to Python's built in unit test framework.
- An extensible authentication system.
- The dynamic administrative interface.
- Tools for generating RSS and Atom syndication feeds.
- A sites framework that allows one Django installation to run multiple websites, each with their own content and applications.
- Tools for generating Google Sitemaps.
- Built-in mitigation for cross-site request forgery, cross-site scripting, SQL injection, password cracking and other typical web attacks, most of them turned on by default.
- A framework for creating GIS applications.
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Laravel's libraries are not as strong as django and rails but are sufficient for making any kind of website.
- Bundles and composer provide number of bundle modular packaging system and dependencies.
- Routing - The easiest to mange and abstract way of routing. It just makes everything hassle free and the abstraction provided takes out each and every complexity
- Eloquent ORM support - Another service provided to abstract and automate the model part. Relationships and mapping of database with our application with a simple convention over configuration technique
- Migrations - A way to version our database scripts in much elegant manner. No need to keep all the checks on migrations. A team working on a project can just pull the given migration and all is set and ready to go.
- Queue management - To abstract the unnecessary tasks and get them queued behind the scenes and make user response time much faster.
- Inhouse support for Redis. It can also be extended to memcached.
- Dependency Injection - Easy testing and automating dependency loading
- Artisan - Making command line apps in a moment
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You can take any of these frameworks according to your programming language and experience. If you are here to decide which one you should learn then my preference is for Django. It is hard to learn but very comfortable during application making.
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