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CHAPTER 2Django Is Python

Django, like other frameworks, is built on an underlying programming language—in this case, Python—to do its work. Many people who are new to Django are also new to Python, and Python's natural-feeling syntax combined with Django's energy-saving features can make Django seem like it uses some kind of meta-language, which isn't the case.

A proper understanding of what can be done in Django must begin with the knowledge that Django is simply Python, as are all of your applications. Anything that can be done in Python can be done in Django, which makes the possibilities nearly limitless.

This also means that Django applications have access not only to the entire Python standard library, but also to an immense collection ...

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