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Django

Django

Django is a high-level web application framework that loosely follows the model-view-controller design pattern. The framework is named after Django Reinhardt, a virtuoso jazz guitarist and composer.

Python's equivalent to Ruby on Rails, Django lets developers build complex data-driven websites quickly and easily. This framework concentrates on automating as much as possible and adhering to the "Don't Repeat Yourself" (DRY) principle.

Django additionally emphasizes reusability and "pluggability" of components; many generic third-party "applications" are available to enhance projects or to simply to reduce development time even further.

 Django 1.5/2

Price
Free to download

Size
7.7MB
License

BSD License

Developer
Django Software Foundation

Website
www.djangoproject.com

System Requirements
Python 2.6.5 or higher

Support Sites:
Documentation, FAQ, Tutorial, Mailing List

Selected Reviews:
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Features include:

  • MVC framework
  • An object-relational mapper (ORM) in which you describe your database layout in Python code
  • An automatic dynamic admin interface
  • Elegant URL dispatcher avoiding cruft in URLs such as .php or .asp
  • Form serialization and validation system using Django Forms API
  • Testing frameworks
  • DB migration framework provided by South
  • ACL-based security framework
  • Cache framework
  • Django template language which allows developers to minimize redundancy among templates
  • Lightweight, standalone web server for development and testing
  • Testing framework and client
  • Caching framework that integrates with memcached or other backends
  • A syndication framework that makes creating RSS and Atom feeds as easy as writing a small Python class
  • Internationalization support

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