Python Django for your Websites or Web Apps
If you are considering building a robust website or web app, one of the first things you need to de…
Why Afrobyte uses Python Django in development websites or web Apps
If you are considering building a robust website or web app, one of the first things you need to determine is the ideal programming language to use. Even if you are not a web developer, it is necessary to know the language used for your app because it will impact the performance and overall outlook of the site/app both in the short and long term.
Despite the existence of web development languages like PHP and Java, Python is still our best choice for web development. But why Python? That’s the question we will be answering in this article. We shall discuss the benefits python has over other web development languages and why it is our number one choice while building web apps. Let's dive in.
Popular apps built using Python
Before sharing with you why Python is our best choice for building web apps, let's look at some of the web applications built using this language. The popular ones include; Pinterest, Spotify, Instagram, Uber, Reddit, and Dropbox. These apps use other languages as well, but their back-end is mainly built with Python.
1. Efficiency and speed
One of the main reasons why Python is the ideal language for most web apps is its speed and efficiency. The fact that you have to write less code to get more done means your web app will be extremely light, which makes it faster in terms of loading speeds. Remember, the loading speed of any app has a significant impact on that app's user experience.
According to a study done by Google, 53% of visitors that use mobile devices to access websites and web apps leave if the site takes more than their seconds to load. You can't afford to lose all this traffic simply because your app/website has slow loading speeds. That's why we chose Python as our ideal language for all web development projects.
If you compare apps that use Python at the back-end and those that use a language like PHP, you will notice that those built with Python are a lot faster. Yes, their lots of other elements that affect loading speeds, but python apps are always a lot faster with all other factors constant.
One of the first things we consider while building a web application for our clients is cybersecurity. It doesn't matter how appealing and fast a web application is; if it has security vulnerabilities, it poses enormous risks on our clients' side. Python has a good reputation for security; that is why we choose it over other web development languages.
Django – the framework that we use to build web apps with Python comes with built-in security features that protect the app from any security vulnerabilities. Python's tight security is why many big tech companies and security/intelligence agencies in the USA use it as their back-end language. If you want a secure website that won't be vulnerable to hackers, then Python is the language to use in the back-end.
3. Versatility of Python
Python does a lot more than just being a back-end web development language. This language is used to build complex AI and machine learning algorithms for web applications and websites. Most businesses use these algorithms to monitor their users' behavior while using their web apps and then use this data to serve them better.
It is easier to integrate these functionalities into your web application if at all, it is built with Python. Compared to other web development languages, Python also has many more libraries and APIs that can implement such features into your web app. If you want to have such features in your web applications, the clear programming language choice is Python.
4. Python apps are easily scalable.
While building any web-based business, one of the things you need to plan ahead of time is how you will possibly scale it up when your user base grows. The design methodology and language used while building the back end of your web application have a significant impact on your app's user experience, especially when the number of users grows rapidly.
Django, the Python web development framework, has features that make it easier to scale up a web application once the user-base of the app starts to multiply. Platforms like Instagram were able to manage the massive growth in their user-base because of Django, the main framework they use for the back-end of the platform.
5. Maintainability of the app
Another crucial element while choosing the ideal language for your application is how easy it will be to maintain it in the long term. Apps have to be updated and maintained to enhance the user experience of your customers. Adding features and fixing any bugs in the code is an ongoing process for every web application.
Python makes adding features and fixing any errors in the application much more effortless than most of the web development languages out there. If you are looking at building an app that can quickly adapt to new trends and technologies, it is best to use Python at the back end because it makes adding features to the app much more effortless.
Like we have seen above, Python has a lot of advantages over other web programming languages. Whether the application is for a startup or big corporation, this language is always our first choice for web development because of its versatility, maintainability, scalability, security, and efficiency.
If you are considering building a web application for your business, Python Django is the web development language we recommend. We also use other tools and languages to build web apps, but the primary language we use to build most of the back-end sections is Python Django.