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Is Django a good solution for creating applications that won't use any database and communicate only through an internal API?

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Yes. Since that's probably not helpful, you might want to provide more details and what your alternative choices are. –  S.Lott Dec 13 '11 at 18:12
Why not just use any other language, say JavaScript? –  Emmad Kareem Dec 14 '11 at 17:51
There are other great Python frameworks. Take a look on Flask for example. –  Anton Barkovsky Dec 14 '11 at 20:14
This question might be better at Web Applications –  Dipan Mehta Feb 14 '12 at 16:30
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Depends what you call 'good'.

However, while you can use django with no database, the object-relational mapper is pretty much its first and foremost advertised feature. Django was designed to produce database-backed web sites, so if you're not going to use a database you might end up dealing with a bunch of unnecessary hassle.

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Although there is nothing stopping you from not using a DB in Django, my advice would be: "If you don't need a full stack framework, don't use a full stack framework". Python has many excellent microframeworks that might suit your needs better.

This blog post discusses some of them: http://www.konstruktor.ee/blog/python-web-framework-roundup

My personal favorite is Flask: http://flask.pocoo.org/, but I have not done much real work with it.

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Using a micro-framework is an excellent suggestion and one I would highly recommend for such a use case. –  Cromulent May 24 '12 at 15:10
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From the Django book:

Django is well suited for making database-driven Web sites, as it comes with easy yet powerful ways of performing database queries using Python.

You can use the framework to make a site with some logic in it, but you will be wasting some of its potential. Besides, interacting with the database from Django layer is too easy to ignore it.

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