I was recently asked to compare the django ecosystem with the drupal ecosystem. Drupal is widely known as a huge open source CMS success with a massive community behind.
However looking at Google Trend to my biggest surprise I realized that this is not true in 2019 anymore. The django ecosystem is bigger and on top of that, growing in a sustainable way.
Django (red) vs Drupal (blue) – Since 2016 django has surpassed Drupal. Shockingly, the decline in the interest in the Drupal CMS ecosystem is sharp.
It is my experience that most CMS come and go across the years. The django ecosystem appears to be much more robust than any CMS ecosystem because it doesnt just cover CMS functionality, as a web application framework it covers a much broader scope, with the django CMS package covering the CMS part.
As you can see here, Django is amongst the top three open source web technology ecosystems and it is on a continuous growth path:
django CMS itself is much leaner than other CMS, as it sits on the shoulder of a giant: django – this makes it more long-living and much more maintainable than other CMS projects.
I hope I could give you some insights into the advantages of django + django CMS. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Disclaimer: At what.digital django and django CMS is our main backend technology stack.
Would you like to contribute to this article? Please let me know. For example, do you think Google Trends is a good way to look at how future-proof a technology is?