Django and its packages
Django is a web framework that uses Python to create a web design. The main goal of Django is to write a dynamic website. It came into existence in 2003 under a press agency of Kansas, Lawrence.
The slogan of this framework already describes the explicit nature of this framework “The web framework for perfectionists with deadlines”, Django allows the web developer to create an efficient web application in a short period.
Capabilities of Django
- versatility: Any type of website can be built with Django, It can work as a client-side framework as well as the user-side framework, Django delivers the content in almost any format such as HTML, XML, etc.
- Scalability: when talking about Django, its main USP is scalability, Django web nodes have no stored data means they scale horizontally.
- Portability: Django codes can run on any platform such as Linux, Windows, and Mac OS, due to the framework written in Python.
- Security: Mostly considered as hacker-proof.
for better understanding of this Django framework refer https://techvins.com/blog/django-web-development/
Django is best suitable for back-end projects and we can’t forget the packages that make the Back-end development easier to handle
What is Packages in Django and how it helps in Web development?
Package refers to a collection of modules. A module is a single python file and a combination of such python modules makes up the package. A package contains a file _init_.py that distinguishes it from other python files.
Like the framework, Django is best suitable for back-end projects, One can’t outlook the importance of packages in web development. So here are some of the packages available for the Django framework.
A token-based tool used for the authentication of Django REST framework. Knox allows common pattern in the REST based application to ensure the connections security. It allows client to have one token, that gets deleted when the user logs out. https://github.com/James1345/django-rest-knox
When one is suffering from address problem, authentication problem, registration related issue and problem-related to accounting management, Django Allauth solves the purpose. Allauth fills the gap between local and social authentication
- Celery is a asynchronous task job queue-based tool that works on distributed message passing. It focuses on real-time operation and even supports the scheduling of the task. Scheduling of the task is very easy with celery. Django-celery provides celery integration for Django using ORM and cache backend for storing the results.
Django-configurations eases Django project configuration by relying on the composability of Python classes. It further extends the notion of Django’s module based settings loading with well-established and object-oriented programming patterns. To use it one has to modify the manage.py or wsgi.py script.
The package that writes a REST architectural constraints API with proper, autogenerated documentation that also supports implementing packages in projects. The auto-generated documentation is of great help because it always changes with endpoints.
A tool that can help you with your daily work. Django-extension command shell_plus runs Django shell with preloaded files.
JSON web token is a open standard tool mafefor transferring data securely within the parties using a JSON object. JWT token becomes necessary when dealing with DRF for some projects. Its main job is to implement and manage authentication tokens for API, and The maintenance session is on the client-side instead of the server-side.
When looking for a tool that creates nice documentation out of the DRF API, then look no more, Django-rest swagger is there for you. The main feature of this package is its auto-generated documentation which makes the document look nicer.
Redis, a in-memory data structure that is also used as a caching engine. Since it keeps the data in RAM, Redis delivers the data very quickly. Likewise there is one another popular cahcing system Memcached, which is a competitor of redis, however redis always have the better features.
Then comes the Simple history, It is responsible for storing Django model state on every create, update, and every delete consequently. Simple history above all works by creating a separate “historical model” for each model that requires an audit trail.
Django-FSM adds support to finite state machines of the Django models, it is capable to run and process through states like Writing, Editing, and Published, Django-FSM helps in defining those state and manage the rules around moving from one state to another.
Lastly I want to conclude In-brief that choose the Django stack package accordingly