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Is Django stable?

This question has been asked in the job interview, and I could not find an answer?

2 Answers

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That seems like an odd question, is there any more context to it? Generally languages and frameworks - Django included - have stable releases and development releases. Most of the time you should be using the stable releases, unless you have a specific reason for wanting to use the development ones, such as testing a new feature.

There's a good FAQ here that covers Django and Python versions and compatibility.

yes, it's an odd question, and I did not even know what to say?, and there was no context to it, but I think the real question behind this question is "Why Django Stable?"

18,813 Points

"Why Django Stable?" - I wouldn't know how to answer either. Because it's being actively maintained? Because it has a large community and user base? Because it's popular?

Honestly, it makes me wonder if the interviewer(s) just didn't know what questions to ask. Sometimes you'll end up in job interviews where the person conducting it is more of an administrative person, rather than a technical or development person, and so may ask questions which don't really have a good answer. I guess it could also be a question they ask to try to trip people up? Although that seems less likely.

Sorry I don't have better insight, but I wouldn't expect that question to come up often (or possibly ever again). Good luck, though!

Thank you very much for your help and response :) rydavim