Django And Rails
Two of the most talked about web frameworks are called Ruby on Rails and Django. Choosing which of the two to help you and your development team hinges on several factors. Ruby on Rails, or simply ‘Rails’ as many call it, has been a popular tool for developing web applications for a long time. Django is another tool for developing web applications. I believe the core principal behind choosing any web application tool is simplicity during start up. For example, you can develop a crude web application with Rails in just a few minutes! It might not be the most developed or marketable app, but an app nonetheless. However, we all need more from our tools than a simple app maker.
First of all, many people choose Ruby on Rails because of its tight-knit community. Every month there is a useful conference that you can attend. They provide everything from the latest speakers, videos and frameworks at these conferences. What this does is it serves to keep you in the loop when it comes to web app development. However, during the hiring phase of new projects, it seems that more people are choosing Django. Pinterest and Instagram are two of the more recognizable projects which opt to use Django. Although this is true, Rails tends to outperform Django in regard to the number of available jobs it contains.
Updates are a necessary part of any web developer’s day. These updates are critical in ensuring the success of a project. They are especially important for larger projects in which multiple parties implement information. Django or Python is widely regarded as less troublesome when it comes to necessary updates. However, it is not the frameworks themselves which make the updates troublesome. Make sure that you stay on top of any new announcements which are made regarding updates. If you do not read these announcements then you stand the chance of experiencing more problems.
Security is of course an important aspect when opting for either Rails or Django. The past few years have seen an increase in the compromise of security, and most recently Skype and SnapChat were hacked. The important thing to understand is that any framework which requires authorization or authentication is ultimately vulnerable to attack. The good news is that these attacks are widely discussed within the community of Rails users. Their members tend to actively work toward solutions instead of simple discussion of the problems at hand.
The languages and frameworks that you desire to work within will ultimately help you to determine your choice of either Rails or Django. Both of them offer great advantages, and they both have some disadvantages as well. Assess what you value the most in regard to your next web app framework system. For me, security and a strong support community are essential when it comes to achieving success. Study some of the more successful web apps out there, and see which tools they employ to keep their operations running smoothly.