Why should you start using Django-CMS for future projects
In this article, I’m going to tell how I got convinced that Django-CMS is a great and rich CMS to create a website especially if you don’t like CMSs.
To start with, I am a Junior software developer working currently in Germany and this current work experience convinced me to use Django-CMS though I worked a lot on n-tier applications’ projects (using Spring boot, Django Rest Framework, React and Angular)
So, what is Django-CMS
Django CMS is a modern web publishing platform built with Django, the web application framework “for perfectionists with deadlines”.
Django CMS offers out-of-the-box support for the common features you’d expect from a CMS, but can also be easily customized and extended by developers to create a site that is tailored to their precise needs. [source: Django docs]
First of all, to choose a technology or a framework for a new application you have to think about the scalability of it. So if your website is going to grow too fast with very complicated features, you may still think API-first here.
But also if it’s a simple application with a variety of cool feature Django-cms is the best solution while it allows you to customize your code as well your API integrations and play with it as you want, nevertheless the large variety of available plugins. And all of that will surely ease the scalability of your app.
Full frontend freedom customization: The super cool thing here is the freedom that Django-cms gives you to implement the React.js framework, Sass and webpack to create new rich components (Leave a comment to show your interest in this implementation to see it on a new Post ;) ).
Also, this cool framework is the best implementation if the website will be used by your customer for its easy usability. Here stands the strength of Django-cms where implementing the components and its content by simple action like a drag & drop or a double-click to edit the body of a container…
We cannot talk about Django without talking about Python, so it makes sense that this incredibly growing programming language has a strong framework with a strong data security measures and high performance.
As we talked about security, we have to mention here how the Django framework has a fine-grained user permission system that hides all the complexity of authentification and user access.
Last but not least, django-cms is a web framework built on the strong Python programming language. It gives you the opportunity to customize an application and fit it to your special needs with a clean and clear project structure, that’s what other frameworks don’t allow you to do.
So we can say if you need a full control of your components and user experience, you will without any choose Django-cms rather than any other content management system.