Why did Google switch its Python projects to open source

Websites & online shop with Python & Django

As an agency for website and online shop creation and webapp development, we at LEXcode have specialized in the Python programming language as well as the web framework and CMS Django. Regardless of whether you want to set up a completely new website or equip an existing website with a more modern design and more powerful performance, we offer you individual solutions that are precisely tailored to your needs. We would be happy to advise you personally in Cologne or Düsseldorf, but also support you with projects throughout Germany.

In the following blog article we would like to introduce you to the Python programming language, as well as the Django framework and content management system, on which we build your project.

According to TIOBE, a Dutch software company that deals with the popularity of programming languages, among other things, Python is the programming language of the year when it comes to the increase in search queries. If you look at all the measured values, it lands in third place in the ranking and is in good company right behind Java and C.

Already at the beginning of the 1990s, the language was developed by Guido von Rossum in the Netherlands, at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica. The current version 3.7 has been available since mid-2018 and is constantly being further developed. The software is an open source software that can be used license-free and has already secured a large community online. Python is a simple programming language that impresses with its clear structures, making it not only easy to use, but also easy to read. But that doesn't mean that only simple applications can be developed with it! Our Python agency offers you any web development based on Python, because its particularly good scalability means that even complex and large projects can be created with it. Particularly noteworthy is the minimalist structure of the language, with few keywords and elements of the structure, through which you only need a few lines to program and thus leave less room for errors.

In contrast to other languages, Python does not work with brackets and keywords, but with formatting and indentations. As a multi-paradigm language, we as programmers are not tied to a specific style and can therefore always choose the right solution or the ideal style within the programming for the different tasks.

If you do not want to convert your entire project, website or web app to Python directly, it is also possible to integrate Python modularly into other languages. As this easy-to-read language continues to grow in popularity and stands out as a multitasking talent, many large companies are already relying on it. So Python is z. B. Used for in-house scripting by Google and also at universities and other educational institutions, Python is gaining the upper hand.

One programming language - thousands of possible applications

A huge advantage of Python is that it can be used for all common operating systems, e.g. B. Microsoft, Mac OS and Linux can be used and is therefore suitable for companies of all kinds. It is used especially at universities and in science for machine learning and the development of complex programs.

In Linux distributions, Python is part of the basic equipment and is also used, for example, as a programming language for the Raspberry Pi mini PC, with which multiple applications and programs can be created on its own. Web servers use the so-called WSGI - a universal interface - to work with Python. For the topic of AI (artificial intelligence), researchers use the popular programming language and now huge libraries, such as Google's own TensorFlow.

Well-known projects like YouTube also use the power and simplicity of the programming language to their advantage. Python is also used with various webapp frameworks, including SQL Alchemy, Flask, Zope and Django, which will be discussed in more detail later.

Even popular games like Civilization IV are based on Python, and in the school system the $ 100 laptop was chosen as the language for the user interface. As you can see, the application of Python knows almost no limits and is trusted by many large companies. As a Python agency, we are happy to support you in realizing your project, based on Python. Simply make an appointment by phone or a personal consultation on site, in Cologne or Düsseldorf.

Django unchained - the framework offers so many possible uses

As already mentioned, Python can be ideally used with the Django web application framework, which itself is based on the programming language.

Just like Python, Django is an open-source project and therefore freely available and is often referred to as the Python variant of RoR, which mainly results from the fact that Django suf is also based on a DRY scheme, which should minimize redundancy as far as possible.
Following the model-view-presenter principle, the framework separates the view from the model and is only connected via the presenter.

With Django it is possible to store applications directly in several database systems (SQLite, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL). B. The Microsoft SQL Server is easily feasible via the backend. In addition, URLs can be configured flexibly and the creation of sitemaps for search engine optimization is not a hurdle.

The existing features of the framework can be expanded as required without having to change the original source code, which again represents the great flexibility and the multitude of possible uses of the framework.

Django is considered a framework for perfectionist developers with strict deadlines, as it allows very fast implementation without compromises.

As a Django agency, we also benefit from this circumstance and thus offer you the advantage of implementing your projects quickly and perfectly. This is particularly beneficial for websites and programs whose content changes frequently and which depend on rapid implementation. In addition to news pages, this also includes applications such as Instagram, which is based on a combination of Python and Django.

Django is designed for long-term use and shows its strengths even when structural changes are made to a project. This means that data records can be migrated without any problems, even if the basic structure changes.

Mozilla and Pinterest also rely on the framework and its positive properties. It shows its full potential in very large applications. Fast, secure and stable pages are the result. But smaller projects and start-ups also like to use Django as a framework in order to create a good basis that can be expanded at will.

We are also happy to support you and your start-up company in the implementation with our expert knowledge and our experience in dealing with Django.

Django CMS - content management has never been so flexible

Django-CMS is the most popular content management system based on Python. It enables a clear and simple introduction, with a tutorial, of less than eight pages and is also very easy to use.

Just like the Python programming language and the Django web framework, the Django CMS is freely available and can be used with an open-source license.

Not only web developers like our agency benefit from the flexibility and simplicity of the CMS, authors also have some advantages.

On the one hand, the individual pages are almost exclusively compiled in the frontend, so that the respective admin does not have to deal with regular admin interfaces. On the other hand, even complex pages are put together here using an easy-to-use Lego or modular system.

By dividing individual content into plugins, pages can be expanded quickly and easily or their structure can be changed. The standards of the elements supplied directly include not only texts and images, but also Google Maps and HTML snippets. If these elements are not sufficient to implement your project, individual extensions can be made.

Despite the modular division of the pages, the content work of the authors or admins is hardly affected, so that a quick implementation is not only possible from the developer side, but also from the content side.

Would you like to make your project a reality with the support of our Django agency? Then simply contact us and we will arrange a personal appointment in Cologne or Düsseldorf! We would be happy to advise you over the phone and create a concept for your project together!