The web framework for perfectionists with deadlines.
Django's tag-line ‘The web framework for perfectionists with deadlines’ captures perfectly how it enables us to quickly and reliably develop complex applications without sacrificing quality.
Over the years we've worked with many different frameworks — Django is by far the most powerful and flexible we have come across which is why we use it to drive many of our bigger projects.
A web-framework shouldn't be confused with a CMS such as Wordpress which is designed primarily for managing, editing and creating page-based content for static brochure-style sites. Instead, a web-framework provides a powerful set of tools which simplify common software tasks such as connecting to a database, sending emails and processing user data. Think of a web-framework as the solid foundation, upon which you can build anything you want.
For this reason, Django allows our developers to rapidly and reliably code an application that can do anything, as long as it is possible with internet technology — there are no third party restrictions or limitations. This gives far more flexibility in which direction to take a project. Part of this is because it is written in the Python programming language, which instantly gives access to the millions of tools and libraries already written in Python which can rapidly reduce the work involved in any given project, and therefore the cost.
When we use Django
If a project requires a website that needs to push the limits of what is possible with a static website or an out-the-box package like Wordpress or Shopify, Django provides a cost-effective solution which we will normally recommend.
If we are looking to develop an application of some sort Django will often play a major role. Every project has its own requirements and we always recommend a framework based on the project's needs, but Django's flexibility is unrivalled in our experience.
Django is very powerful, but for some applications it isn't enough. For mobile applications or those with a complex front-end UI we make use of a front-end framework such as Angular. Django will still have an important role in these projects, however, as the backend API service.
Django is fast — really fast — which is great for SEO and usability. Speed is often the first thing traded away on a complex project, that's not the case for our Django applications.
Security of an applications data is obviously paramount. Django's built in security features are a reassuring safety net for any developer, but good development practices are equally important.
Whether it means handling millions of visitors to your site or application or simply offering a platform which can be easily built-upon and extended in the future, scaling isn't an issue with Django.