Frameworks in web development are the foundation for creating web services, software, and web applications. Moreover, when it comes to building this foundation, i.e., web app development frameworks, businesses and developers have a ton of choices to make in the context of a variety of things, including the structure suited for their needs, the programming language, the libraries, and extensions among others. Today, we will focus on the first step in the process, i.e., the choice of framework.

A framework contains a pre-template structure, frequently used codes and pretty much doubles up as the skeleton that developers can use to build the desired web applications with all the expected functionalities and features. It is a symbolic tool that facilitates the development of applications and also enables reuse of the code. Now, there is an abundance of frameworks in the market, which can make it even more difficult to pick one.
Nonetheless, we must choose one based on our needs since the right structure not only helps ensure the longevity of the web app but also makes various tasks, such as introducing upgrades, making changes, changing databases, and more, that is extremely simple. Since Laravel and Django remain the two most popular choices among developers, let us see which one is better suited for your requirements.

1. Type of framework: Django is an open source framework that was first created by a digital news operation to develop reliable web apps with Python. It comes loaded with an abundance of templates and libraries along with an API for natural upgrades and connectivity.

Laravel too is a free and open source web app framework. It addresses the common issues faced by developers by easing various tasks such as routing, authentication, caching, and sessions. Simply put, Laravel is better suited for the development of large applications.

2. Security: Ask any developer worth their salt, and they'll tell you that safety is their top concern while developing a web app. Django delivers on this front by helping developers dodge standard mistakes. It also tends to the security aspect of the process while managing user accounts and passwords.

We must note that the means of salted hashed passwords typically secure web applications. Laravel too provides some similar mechanisms to ensure users in case nefarious elements cause events such as SQL injection vulnerability, cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks or intercept private information, and more.

3. Programming language: Highly favored by programmers, Django follows the Model View Template (MVT) approach. Laravel, on the other hand, supports the Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) method along with the Model View Controller (MVC) approach.

4. Libraries: Since Django is more of an all-inclusive package, it gets plenty of self-contained packages that deliver reusable features. Laravel also gets a fairly decent library, which includes extensive documentation as well as a video tutorial library with more than 1,100 videos.

We could go on and on with the comparison between Django and Laravel, and yet the conclusion will remain the same: it all depends on your requirements and expectations from the web app. So, whether you opt for Laravel web development or go with Django, make sure you carefully evaluate your needs before making the final decision.

Author's Bio: 

Kaushal Shah manages digital marketing communications for the enterprise technology services provided by Rishabh Software. This article focus on showcasing the salient yet differentiating features of two powerful frameworks, Laravel vs. Django.