Is Django the way to go for a newbie?

Rustom Mody rustompmody at
Tue Aug 11 06:08:22 CEST 2015

On Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 8:59:47 AM UTC+5:30, Michael Torrie wrote:
> On 08/10/2015 07:49 PM, Dwight GoldWinde wrote:
> > Thank you, Gary, for this new information.
> > 
> > I will be looking into virtualenv and vertualenvwrapper.
> > 
> > I thought that Django was an IDE. But, it seems that an IDE is one more
> > thing that I need that I didn¹t know I needed!?
> Django is a programming _library_ (also called a framework)

Please dont conflate library and framework.
Library, framework, DSL are different approaches for solving similar problems.
I personally tend to prefer DSL's, dislike frameworks and am neutral to libraries.
Which is why I would tend to start with flask + template-language + ORM
rather than start with a framework.
Others may have for very good reasons different preferences and that is fine¹.

But if you say equate all these, discussion becomes a mess.
¹ html + js + css is a good example of how/why the DSL approach can lead to a mess. Curl shows a better way aside from the politics

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