Rails and Django comparison

Rails and Django comparison

For the integration of web applications, a template is provided by a web framework. There are so many frameworks available in the market and one might get confused to choose a one. Newcomers want a framework which is easy to learn and continue to progress with, in future. Django and Ruby on Rails are the two famous frameworks that the beginner’s web developers would love to choose and would consider having their 1st choice. The prime difference between Django and Ruby on Rails is that Rails is written in Ruby and Django is written in Python. Both of them are MVC (Model View Controller) frameworks, open source and are indicated on code reusability.

Here are 6 comparisons between Rails and Django

For Programmers

Django targets the fundamentals of coding. Developers or programmers who are seeking future in coding must favor Django. Django is said to be coding friendly as it is not that tough to learn Django for the beginners.

On the other hand, Rails targets on granting developers or programmers on the main logic of the business instead of focusing on coding fundamentals as well as syntax. This thing makes the Rails more coding friendly due to its less complexity.

Installation Process

Ruby consumes longer time during its installation. Gem and bundle need to be understood thoroughly in order to start installing the process of Ruby. Before everything, gems and bundle need to be installed and after that run the command gem and install the latest version of Rails which will take around half an hour to complete.

For the installation of Django, make a virtual and then run the command to install Django. It will not take half an hour to complete like rails but less than a minute to install.

Naming Conventions

Models of Django are only Python classes, so the conventions that are Python naming explained in PEP-8 are practiced. The program must have brief names of all-lowercase. In the module, name underscores can be used if it develops readability. Packages of Python must have short lower case names.

In Rails, many conventions of the name are used usually it becomes difficult to record the modification. Rails naming convention is semantic. In Rails, the name of the controller is plural, the name of the model is singular, names of the table of the database are plural and the name of the view director is plural.

Security and Speed of Frameworks

Both Django and Rails stance nip and tuck in terms of both security as well as speed! The Support of middleware is there in Django whereas the support of active record is there on Rails. Moreover, CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery) tokens are provided by the frameworks for forms. In a nutshell, the speed, security and the performance of Django are better than Rails.

Support of the Community

Rails are quite flexible and carry firm society around the framework of web development. The development process in Rails is quite faster as it has a sea of plug-in developers, core developers, conferences and open source libraries.

On the hand, Django does not have community support and is deeply criticized. Django has very insufficient forums present online and are feasible with the best of the Django community exists in posting lists and user party.

On the Basis of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX)

Rails help the posting and acknowledging the request of AJAX using the help of many assistant functions.

Django offers XML, YAML and JSON serialize to help with constructing the services of AJAX. In this, programmers have the preference to choose the approved code of javascript and library to respond and sending AJAX request.

Those who are going to enter the world of programming, choosing the best framework can be quite difficult. If someone wants to gain more knowledge in the field of web development, both the frameworks are great, easy to use and one would not get any difficulty in starting any of the frameworks.


Check more in the sources:
Ruby on Rails: http://rubyonrails.org/
Django: https://www.djangoproject.com/

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