Is Django the way to go for a newbie?

Dwight GoldWinde Dwight at
Sun Aug 9 07:10:30 CEST 2015

Thank you, Chris!

Good input.

I was a computer software consulting for 20 years, ending in 1987, whrn I
changed my career to life coaching (which I have now done happily for 28
years). So now I going back to learn a new language freshly (much
different than COBOL and BASIC!). I am working on a long-term project to
create an ³automated life coaching² website.


Always, Dwight (video playlist on YouTube) (all my books on Amazon)

On 8/9/15, 12:44 PM, "Chris Angelico" <rosuav at> wrote:

>On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 2:08 PM, Dwight GoldWinde <Dwight at>
>> I am both new to Python and I haven¹t even touched Django yet.
>> I understand I that I need Django or something like it to develop my
>> website.
>> From what I have read, Python and Django somewhat go together.
>> Is that true?
>> Or is there another development platform better for someone like me than
>> Django?
>Django is quite big and powerful, but if your needs are simple, you
>could consider something a bit simpler. I've used Flask for a couple
>of web sites, and have worked with a number of students who've used it
>My recommendation: Learn Python first, and worry about web frameworks
>later. Once you have the basics of the language under your belt,
>you'll be better able to judge what works and what doesn't for the web
>site you're trying to build.
>Do you have a background in other programming languages, or are you
>new to programming as a whole?

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