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What is Django?

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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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