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Python

Is Django stable?

This question has been asked in the job interview and I could not answer it? I do not even know what does it means?

2 Answers

Jeff Muday
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Jeff Muday
Treehouse Moderator 28,715 Points

Django is the most professional and extensive Python-based web framework. It is relatively fast, stable, secure, and can scale to thousands of users. There are hundreds of professional websites using Django.

Django was built to AVOID the most common security issues such as XSS (cross-site-scripting), CRSF (cross-site request forgery), SQL injection, click-jacking, and includes safe password hashing!

Django has been around since 2005, and is being actively developed and has a large user community.

When asked about Django being "stable", they may be quizzing you on what you know about the project's direction and roadmap. "Roadmap" is a fancy term for community planning of how Django is maintained and long-term-support for features. This blog post is from 2015, but the community/foundation met all of its goals/timelines to upgrade and get better.

https://www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2015/jun/25/roadmap/

Popular websites built with Django-- (note that some of these are not exclusively run by Django but a mix of frameworks)

  • Instagram
  • Spotify
  • Discus
  • Youtube
  • Washington Post
  • DropBox

Here is a nice article about 10 popular websites built with Django.

https://djangostars.com/blog/10-popular-sites-made-on-django/

You can't go wrong learning Django and Treehouse has courses with some of the best instruction available!

Thank you very much :)

Django is definitely a stable and mature platform at this point.

Here is a list of up to date business and web apps using Django web framework: https://www.softformance.com/blog/19-django-apps/