Who would’ve thought in the 1990s, when Guido Von Rossum developed the Python programming language, that it would find its way, even in the e-commerce industry in the future? Well, the future has arrived. Python is almost used everywhere, even our beloved platforms like Netflix, Spotify, Instagram, and many more, are based on it, one way or the other.
Coming back to our main motive, Python and Django (and no, Django is not the fiction character appearing in series of films, actually it is named after famous jazz guitarist and composer, Django Reinhardt). So what is it? Is it the same as Python? Or different from it? Well, they are interlaced together but are not the same. Django (spelled as “JANG-oh”) is a Python framework developed for use in full-stack web application development and server development.
Your success in e-commerce is directly proportional to the right technologies you choose for its development since it is often said that developing and designing a web interface is a mammoth task and you should, at least once, consider Django as its base framework. Let us find how accurate this statement can be.
Huge fan base
Yes, it is no less than a celebrity for developers. The reason being its grammatical readability. If you hand out a python script to a non-developer, he/she can easily tell about 50-60% what function that script is performing. It has endless opportunities for developing a website and it is quite flexible.
Safe and secure
Django’s official website clearly states, ‘The web framework for perfectionists with deadlines’. One of its safety features helps developers avoid security liabilities while writing code in a hurry. It also helps developers avoid mistakes from a security point of view like SQL injection, clickjacking, cross-site request forgery, and scripting.
What’s the point of security if one can never really discover your webpage, right? Well, Django takes care of that too! Django is naturally very friendly with the search engine. However, to be competitive as an online market, you will have to apply other tips and tricks like using title tags, the right keywords, etc for boosting your SEO score.
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Python and Django go hand in hand
The combination of Python and Django ignites the web development process by encouraging practical designs and expandable database management. It is powerfully efficient and obviously, advantageous for your online business.
Also, Django has “batteries included” which means that it comes with built-in libraries and tools.
No doubt python is easier than most of the languages, making it so much popular. Therefore, there is no lack of highly skilled Django developers in the current era. Django having a massive global community also indicates that you can easily find solutions that you may encounter while developing your website by participating in several threads and forums. If that seems less, there is also a vast amount of documentation available.
“Perfect then! Let me build my online business using Django!”, but hold on, before committing yourself deep into this, it is highly advised that you also keep the following points in mind so that you do not regret later when already being at some developing stage of your online business:
Not a CMS
CMS platforms like Shopify, Magento, Opencart, etc, allow you to use a wide variety of add on plugins, design any way you like, while with Python, you will have to build everything from scratch and it can take a massive amount of time to bring your business online. And don’t ever forget about bug testing and elimination!
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A risky investment?
Do you expect more than 1000 customers to visit your site every day for the first few months? If the answer is NO, then the time and money that you will have to devote by choosing the pathway of Python and Django can turn out to be disastrous. It can be all for nothing.
On the other hand, if you use any CMS service then it can turn out to be 10 times cheaper! So, it saves money, time, and the future of our company.
It is often seen that a badly designed architecture based on Python can cause speed issues for customers, and we don’t want our customers in a bad mood, right?
However, this issue can be fixed by applying several optimizations like caching.
Simple can turn into complex
If you are to develop a micro-framework, Django can really turn out to be a disaster. Also, if you want to create something huge, it is always better to break that into smaller bits, and not every bit should be handed over to Django, it is always preferred that you use different technologies for each of them, just in case.
So, should I trust Django?
Sure, why not? If you are looking for fully-fledged custom development of your e-commerce business, go for it! Yes, it might take one huge bread out of your budget, but it is a one-time investment. Also, in the future, you may also be required to invest further but since it will be custom made, everything will be under your control.
On the other hand, e-commerce platforms like WooCommerce, BigCommerce, etc, will surely be very much budget-friendly. You can compare this with real-life scenarios like buying a car VS hailing a cab. If you buy a car, it is a very big purchase and further, you have to keep paying for its maintenances, which is similar to Django. Likewise, you can compare a CMS platform with a taxi system.
So, it totally depends upon your knowledge, your budget, and how much control you need.
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