Also, while I’m keying up this tutorial series, it’s dawning on me that it would be good to state that I’m aware that the “in” thing is moving away from apps with templates, and toward REST and real-time. I am learning Django because I started out with Django REST Framework – and the DRF material didn’t really cover the various authentication, authorization, and general programming issues.
I haven’t written plain old dynamic websites in a while, actually. Mostly, I was tacking on some RESTful interaction into something like WordPress or a plain HTML page.
Now, that said, there are things still to be said for plain old web applications with templates, just like there are still good reasons to serve up static files. These things don’t displace each other so much as fill different roles and needs.