Why Would a Django Development Company Still Be Relevant?Django Technology
How does a web application become successful?
Important factors could be high-traffic management, site code maintenance, quick updates, bug tracking, code re-usability, etc.
But then there are a lot of web frameworks written in various programming languages. How do you choose?
The power of judgment lies with the developer or the development team, and the decision depends on the type of project, its purpose and the resources available for development. (Guess you know this already, don’t you?)
Anyway, we do not have a lot of confusion here because we are going to talk about Django.
A Little History of Django
Every web framework came into being as an effort to solve existing loopholes in an existing technology. Django is no different. It is a framework developed for Lawrence.com by Simon and Adrian. In the beginning, at Lawrence.com, PHP was the code used but developers found it difficult to do code maintenance. So Simon and Adrian stepped up and decided to write a web framework based on Python.
A basic feature of Django is that it is a URL-driven web framework. Unlike other frameworks existed at that time, developers could design their own URLs and choose what to show for that URL.
Our developers fighting over what framework to choose is a common scene in our discussion rooms. Since there are many options, comparison to other frameworks is inevitable. Though without any malicious intentions, this might turn into a battle between Django and other frameworks. If you are weak hearted, please switch to a comic book right now.
How Relevant is Django
In the web development sphere, change is the only constant. Last year we witnessed the domination of high-performing single page applications (SPAs) that utilizes microservices and serverless architecture. There are growing user expectations towards content. The new web product needs to be responsive, engaging, operating in real time and capable of working offline. These experiences have become the baseline and the demands are rising higher.
Let’s see how Django development companies keep up with the rising demands and changing trends.
Builds API Quickly
API is a software application that we interact programmatically instead of using a graphical interface. We interact with it at a lower level at the source code. In this context, when we talk about REST API, we refer to Web Services or Web APIs.
Django Development Companies are expected to deliver an application, often designed as a microservice, to serve multiple platforms like the web, mobile phones, etc.
Django Rest Framework (DRF) is a powerful library that helps you build a RESTful API. DRF utilizes both Django structure and MVT (Model-View-Template) pattern by adding data serialization and customization options. It has features like browsable API, multiple authentication methods and serialization.
Users are getting more demanding with respect to instant interactions. Especially when it comes to chats, live streams and games, they require more real-time exchange of data with a server without sending numerous requests. Communication is made through WebSockets.
Django has a feature called Channels which extends its communication abilities far beyond HTTP. And Django can handle connections and sockets asynchronously. Channels is easy to use, stable and takes only a little amount of code to get working.
The serverless approach has taken shape with no permanent infrastructure, infinite scaling, zero to low maintenance and super flexibility. Your HTTP based API built in Django can be deployed in the cloud in just a couple of minutes.
Basically, it offers to never spend time on web server configuration or meddling with permissions. It offers the pure joy of developing you web app and leave all the heavy lifting to your cloud. Applications like Zappa helps in deploying your Django project into AWS Lambda. Zappa handles all configuration and deployment automatically. No re-writing of code!
Conversion to PWA
Django has an easily extendable template engine, and this helps Django developers build dynamic websites out of a small amount of front-end code.
PWA or Progressive Web App is your existing web application itself but with responsiveness and ability to provide some content during offline state. Service workers and cache API can be used to add offline support.
Django uses app approach; every module in Django is called an app. To enable progressive web app behavior, you need to add a Django app called “pwa” to include a “manifest.json” and Service Worker instance to the website.
Customer Service through Machine Learning
Businesses aim at increasing interaction with customers and that means providing more support. Chatbot is a feature you could embed in your website which will allow users to contact you anytime and saves time going through the entire customer service loop.
Chatbot provides simple information, redirect to other web pages or even help to make a choice while completing a transaction. This is all possible because of machine learning. With Django/Python packages you can run a chat engine which eventually learns from past and ongoing communications with your customers.
Easy Customization to Comply with GDPR
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) carries provisions requiring businesses to protect personal data and privacy of citizens. Django is committed to protect personal data and takes security seriously. Django has default protection settings against common threats like SQL injection, XSS attack, clickjacking, etc. The user management of Django is solid and can be easily customized to comply with GDPR.
As a Django development company, we are committed to diligently follow the GDPR requirements.
In short, Django is a solid framework, great for launching apps for startups to large companies, excels at implementing Python advantages and provides all tools needed for smooth app operations.
A Django Development Company Perspective
At Spericorn, we swear by bits and bytes that “the web framework for perfectionists with deadlines” certainly lives up to its name. It’s an ideal framework to quickly build high-performance web applications that are easy to maintain. The framework scales well, is secure and can be easily maintained by new developers.
Though there’s an invasion of “cool” tools that is drawing more attention, the truth is that Django is reliable and battle-tested. It stands tall on the two pillars – rapid development and pragmatic design. It can be strongly leveraged while building big data tools and it uses the same language (Python) across the board.
How Do You Work With a Django Development Company?
You may receive recommendations on languages, techniques, frameworks, and tools for a specific development requirement. We will assign experts or Django Development teams that match best with your project requirements. Or you could let us choose the best technology for your next web project.
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