25 of the Most Popular Python and Django Websites

Aug. 7, 2015 Mikko Flagan

We at Shuup are proud of the fact that we are built with Python on top of the Django web framework – and we are not alone. Some of the most popular and widely used websites and applications that you use every day are built using these same open source tools. The success of these shows the power of the Python language and Django framework.

 

 

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Shuup is written in Python and benefits greatly from its inherent capabilities. Python was chosen for its reliability, clean code, and for the enjoyment of the developers working with it. It is extremely powerful and yet fun to work with. Here are some highlights of the most famous sites that seem to agree.

YouTube

We all know YouTube as the place to upload cat videos and fails. As one of the most popular websites in existence, it provides us with endless hours of video entertainment. The Python programming language powers it and the features we love.

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DropBox

DropBox started the online document storing revolution that has become part of daily life. We now store almost everything in the cloud. Dropbox allows us to store, sync, and share almost anything using the power of Python.

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Survey Monkey

Survey Monkey is the largest online survey company. They can handle over one million responses every day on their rewritten Python website.

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Google

Python also provides the power behind the most popular search engine in the world – Google. The programming language can handle the traffic and computing needs of the search engine and its connected apps.

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Quora

Quora is the number one place online to ask a question and receive answers from a community of individuals. On their Python website relevant results are answered, edited, and organized by these community members.

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Bitly

A majority of the code for Bitly URL shortening services and analytics are all built with Python. Their service can handle hundreds of millions of events per day.

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Reddit

Reddit is known as the front page of the internet. It is the place online to find information or entertainment based on thousands of different categories. Posts and links are user generated and are promoted to the top through votes. Many of Reddit’s capabilities rely on Python for their functionality.

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Yahoo Maps

Yahoo maps may be losing the battle to other map service providers, but it still holds some powerful tools. Yahoo’s map program runs on Python as well as many of its other programs.  

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Hipmunk

Hipmunk is an online consumer travel site that compares the top travel sites to find you the best deals. This Python website’s tools allow you to find the cheapest hotels and flights for your destination. 

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Django just celebrated its’ tenth anniversary proving that it can stand the test of time. We at Shuup chose Django as our web framework due to its scalability, security, rapid development and amazing community. Here are some popular Django projects that you might know.

 

Pinterest

Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that allows users to showcase their interests through the posting of pictures. Users can also follow and share other users’ pictures and content all through the power of Django.

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The Onion

The Onion opened its website to provide an online venue for their satirical newspaper. The newspaper has for a long time been a source of entertaining articles on fictitious news stories. Django provides the framework for The Onion’s online presence. 

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Instagram

We all know Instagram as the place to share your life in pictures. The Instagram website is a Python website that allows users to browse, find and post pictures. 

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Disqus

This global comment hosting service provides an interface for comments on thousands of blogs and websites. It includes powerful social media integrations, analytics, and tools for managing one’s online presence – all powered by Django.

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Spotify

Spotify is an application that allows you to find, play and share music for free. With the options of a free ad based subscription or an ad free paid subscription, Spotify gives you access to the music you want. Spotify does this with the power of Python.

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Mahalo

Mahalo is an alternate search engine that provides a unique set of results based on human power. It is a knowledge sharing service built on Django that provides people with the best relevant information.

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Washington Post

The Washington Post’s website is a hugely popular online news source to accompany their daily paper. Its’ huge amount of views and traffic can be easily handled by the Django web framework. 

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Firefox

Mozilla uses Django for many of their platform websites. These Django websites include their support page, add-on marketplace, and certain modules. 

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NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s official website is the place to find news, pictures, and videos about their ongoing space exploration. This Django website can easily handle huge amounts of views and traffic.

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Bitbucket

Bitbucket provides a cloud based hosting site for source code management and collaboration. Developers can host their projects in Bitbucket to utilize many of their tools and services. The site and its’ tools are built on top of the Django framework.

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Reddit Gifts

The hugely popular Reddit website has launched an online, anonymous gift exchange and meetup platform called Reddit Gifts. The Django website connects users from around the world and facilitates the gift exchange between them. 

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Prezi

Prezi is a cloud based alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint built on the Django framework. The site provides a virtual canvas that can be manipulated and zoomed into and out of. This provides the entire view of the presentation rather than individual slides.

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Rdio

Rdio is an online music streaming service that provides users with access to millions of songs and personalized radio stations. With ad supported and ad free versions available, users can listen to and share any music they want. The site and its tools and social integrations are built on Django.

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Playfire

Video gamers can set up profiles, track games, and follow other gamers through the Playfire website. The Django website brings social networking and collaboration to the world of video games.

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Eventbrite

Eventbrite lets you discover events that match your interests or create your own events with its online ticketing tools. This Django website is a global marketplace for live experiences.

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Pitchfork

Pitchfork brings indie music together and provides daily publications. The Django based platform provides a venue for criticism, commentary, news, and interviews. Its’ focus is on independent music.

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The Python programming language and Django web framework are both tried and tested. They have proven to be more than capable of handling even the most demanding of applications. We at Shuup love working with them and hope to inspire more to jump on the Python and Django bandwagons.

 

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Mikko Flagan

Mikko Flagan

Business Development Director

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