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What is Django?

Published on January 13, 2021 · Updated on January 13, 2021
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By Kathryn Hancox
Developer and author at DigitalOcean.
What is Django?

Django is an open source Python web framework used for web development. Released in July 2005, Django is popular for its component-based architecture making applications more flexible and scalable as they grow.

The framework’s Model-Template-View (MTV) structure encourages the don’t-repeat-yourself (DRY) development principle as well as reusability across projects. As a result of its design, Django supports rapid development strengthened by its built-in security features.

The Django Software Foundation maintains and progresses Django’s development.

If you’re interested in learning Django, check out our Django Development tutorial series to create a Django app, connect it to a database, and build your app’s models and views. Furthermore, our Django topic page offers more deployment and project tutorials.

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