How to use both Django & NodeJS as backend for your application?

Quick development of web applications is very difficult, time consuming and also resources consuming. Every web app development language and framework possesses its own advantages and disadvantages. Some of the web app programming languages causes slow development, security issues. Some languages are complex and hard to learn. Therefore you need an easy and effective way to build effective web apps easily and rapidly.

The disordered nature of technological development at some point tosses a world into disruption. Javascript programming language is the better programming language with its recent rise to the top in the bunch of a modern programming languages. Becoming the first stable language which you can’t do without on the web. JavaScript gains more power, awareness, functionality and the ability to reuse existing apps with the ascent of NodeJS( a javascript engine).

When a point comes to the Python language, you should aware about the popularity of it. It is the highest progressive programming languages, which is easy to learn and also to use with more number of functionalities.

How to use both Django & NodeJS as backend for your application?

The strong reason you need to know to use NodeJS in addition to Django is, if there is a real time or multiplayer aspect to your application.

Django is useful for outlining your requirements. Once you get to know what you are going to build, you can build the real time data retrieval into NodeJS and allow Django to handle maintenance functionality like password reset. It also lets you build high-performing and elegant web application quickly. It also focuses on automating as much as possible.

Django backend setup for user- login, user management along with set of templates. These are used to display HTML titles and NodeJS is to add real time functionality to the application. Libraries of Django allow two users to type in text box and also have text appear on both their screens. Django is a right choice when you need to use a relational database. Relational database is necessary when you want ACID properties on your transaction for eg., processing payments. For form handling, cache system, templating system, admin interface etc. Django has neatly packaged the best of web development in a very convenient project.

Whereas NodeJS is the right choice when you can have an asynchronous, event stack-form the web server all the way to your persistence and the immediate libraries along the way.

Integration of NodeJS and Django-

It is possible and more useful to run more than one backend for different purposes. We need a general solution to have a real time communication with client on possible browser. The server part of library runs over NodeJS. This gives high performance event-driven framework to manage the exchange of message with client. You just need a way to connect the socket.io server running on NodeJS with Django app. This can be achieved by using Redis. It is basically a key value store but it also provides a way to subscribe and publish to keys. So it becomes a message carrier with this architect socket.io. Server will subscribe a user specific keys, on to which Django is going to write a notification. As soon as the message is received, the server will send it to the connected client.   

Challenges you mostly face:

-The biggest challenge when you use both Django and NodeJS as backend in your app is – How to handle authentication and authorization?

-For that you can use client_id/ client_secret from your application or access_token from a user that use your application

-Some features need an access_token to work.

Who uses this?

Instagram and Pinterest are using both Django and NodeJS as a backend. Those two has a huge growth, lots of users, lots of data, with very few employees all on the cloud. They use both Django and NodeJS as a backend service.

Final Words-

Django and Node.JS both are used for identical purpose like real time photo updates, quick push notifications to users and also makes many things easier. NodeJS has given its basics in event driven programming model. It is usually suitable for long polling style of app. Also useful within Django web app like instagram and Pinterest.

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