Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform, back-end JavaScript framework that runs on a JavaScript Engine and executes JavaScript code outside a web browser. It was designed to build scalable network applications. On the other hand, Django is a free and open-source, Python-based web framework that follows the model-template-views architectural pattern. 

In this article, CloudVandana will discuss the differences between these two frameworks. 

Most websites and web applications today have a very good user interface, so the Customer Experience becomes really good, and more people are attracted to the website or application. Both the applications that have been used to develop hundreds of applications back end are Node.js and Django. These technologies are very much in popularity in today’s tech world. 

Node.js

Node is one of the most popular open source, back-end JavaScript runtime environments of today’s time. It can be used across a lot of platforms for the execution of JavaScript code outside a web browser. The framework allows developers to write scripts on the back or server side. This framework enables developers to create REST APIs that aid in the faster and seamless development of web applications. It unifies the web application development around a single programming language rather than multiple languages for both client-side and server-side scripts. 

Developers worldwide are using this framework for its extremely simple and convenient interface. It has a lot of in-built modules that provide a lot of excellent features. 

Key features include –

  • This framework supports the popular “JavaScript” language that can be used for creating scalable and faster applications.
  • It is very useful for making prototypes of web applications and agile software development.
  • It can run on various operating systems.
  • It can be used for the backend development of web applications which means that the whole development process can be done using JavaScript. 

Django

Django is an open-source Python-based web framework that follows the Model-View Template architectural pattern. The Django Software Foundation maintains this framework. This web framework helps in supplying ready-to-implement solutions for the backend applications. This framework can provide an optional administrative to create, read, update, and delete interface that can be generated dynamically. 

Key features include-

  • The framework mainly focuses on high-level processes and abstracts the low-level processes.
  • The framework supports the extremely popular “Python” language and can be used for building scalable and faster applications. 
  • Django can enhance the web app performance
  • All the Django projects made using Django can consist of particular or multiple internal applications. 

Node.js Vs. Django

Let’s have a look at the key differences –

1. Django web framework was first released in 2005, and Node.js was first released in 2008. 

2. Django was developed by the Django Software Foundation (DSF), an independent American nonprofit organization. On the other hand, Node.js was previously governed by the Node.js Foundation. 

3. Django is a web development framework, but Node.js is mostly a runtime environment for Javascript. 

4. Django is a Python-based web framework, whereas Node.js is developed based on Javascript, C, and C++. 

5. Django follows the MVT Architectural Pattern, but Node.js has an event-driven model.

6. The Django web framework is more dynamic and gives faster speed making it cost-effective. Node.js takes more functioning time, making it user-friendly but cost-effective. 

7. Django web framework is a bit more complex than Node.js developers must adhere to certain pathways for solving problems. Node.js is less complicated than Django, as developers can solve any problem. 

8. The security of the Django framework is better than that of Node.js, as it has a built-in that protects it. Node.js is less secure than Django as it needs manual operation in the system. 

9. Django performs better than Node.js only in CPU-intensive conditions as the framework is single-threaded. Node.js performs better than Django most of the time. 

10. Django is primarily a Back End framework and cannot be singly used to develop full stack web applications. 

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