In this Django article, we will look at what Django is and give an overview of what makes this web framework special. We will describe its main features, including some advanced features in this framework.
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What is the Python programming language?
Python is a widely used, interpretive, object-oriented, high-level dynamic content programming program used for general-purpose programming. This web design programming language was developed by Guido van Rossum and was first published on February 20, 1991.
Although you may know Python as a big snake, the name of the Python programming language comes from an old BBC comedy series called Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
One of the amazing features of Python is the fact that the language is the work of one person. New programming languages are usually produced and published by large companies that employ a large number of specialists, and it is very difficult to name the people involved in the project due to copyright laws, but Python is an exception.
Of course, Van Rossum himself did not develop all the components of Python alone. The rapid spread of Python around the world is the result of the constant work of thousands of programmers, experimenters, users (many of whom are not IT professionals) and enthusiasts (often anonymous), but it must be said that the first idea (seed, the one from which Python sprouted) came to Van Rossum’s mind only.
What is the Django or Django framework?
Django is a Python-based web framework and high-level language that enables the e-commerce web design and the rapid development of secure websites. Django is built by experienced developers and prevents many problems when creating a website, so you can focus on just writing your own program or building and designing your own company website without any worries. It is free and open source, and also has a widely used and active community, excellent documentation, and many options for free and non-free support.
How does Django work?
When a request reaches a web server, the request is first forwarded to Django and Django tries to figure out what is being requested. Django also takes the URL of the web page and tries to figure out what to do. This is done by the Django url resolver (note that the website address is called the URL, which stands for Uniform Resource Locator.) Then Django takes a list of templates and tries to match the URL to them. Django examines the patterns from top to bottom, and if the request matches a specific pattern, Django passes the request to the related function (called a View).
Imagine a letter carrier with a letter. He walks down the street and checks each house number with the number on the letter. If it matches, he puts the letter there. url resolver does the same!
In the view function, all of the following is done: We can connect to a database to search for specific information. Maybe the user wanted to change something in the data; Like a letter that says, “Please change the job description.” It can also check if you are allowed to do this, then update the description for you and sends the message: “Done!” And Django can send it to the user’s web browser.