In this blog post, we are going to look at the companies that use the Django web framework. It is important to know which companies are using Django because this will help us understand the capabilities of Django.
Django is a high-level Python web framework that was designed to help developers move from concept to completion as fast as possible. When using Django, developers should not have to worry about security because Django takes security seriously and helps developers in avoiding mistakes that can lead to security problems.
When it comes to scaling, Django does this perfectly, some of the busiest sites on the web use Django for this exact reason and we are going to look at some of them below.
Which Companies are Using Django
Below is a list of companies that are using Django.
Instagram is a popular photo and video sharing app which was founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Instagram is currently the world’s largest deployment of Django web framework , it has roughly one billion monthly active users as of July 2021. The engineering team at Instagram chose Django because of its simplicity and practicality. Since Django is exceedingly scalable, Instagram is able to handle millions of requests from its users with no problems. When it comes to error reporting, Instagram uses Sentry which is also an open-source Django app made by the engineers at Disqus . In addition to that, Disqus is also powered by Django.
Spotify is a company based in Sweden, With Spotify, people can listen to music and podcasts. As of 2021, Spotify had 165 million premium subscribers worldwide. Spotify uses Python and Django for backend services and data analysis . This helps Spotify create their machine learning algorithms that help in recommending custom music to each user based on their behaviour or how they interact with the Spotify app.
Mozilla Firefox is a free and open-source web browser that was founded in the year 2002. It has over 200M active users, Mozilla firefox uses python/django and other technologies to make sure their users get the best experience.
Eventbrite is an event management and ticketing website, it was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco. Eventbrite was initially built using some in-house frameworks but their engineering team made a decision to migrate to Django web framework . They believed in the long term moving to the Django web framework with a vibrant community would help them in productivity and hiring. The other benefits of moving to the Django web framework included
- unit-test framework
- database model abstraction (Django ORM)
- The request middleware
- URL routing
- form building
- Django template language and internationalization ( i18n ) support
Bitbucket is a Git repository management system, it was founded in 2008 by Jesper Nøhr and in 2010 it was acquired by Atlassian. Bitbucket is written in python using the Django web framework and it has over 10 million registered users.
Prezi is a tool for creating presentations, it has over 100 million customers and is powered by a Django-based CMS. With Django, Prezi was able to scale efficiently to serve the large number of users they have.
As you have seen above, Django is capable of handling millions of users, an example is Mozilla which has over 200 million users. When it comes to security, Django is very secure as it comes with measures to protect against clickjacking, cross-site scripting and SQL injection. Django was written in python, which is also very important and it makes the process of hiring developers easier because there are so many python developers out there. Do you have any idea in mind? Go ahead and build it with Django.
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