As announced on the official Django site, the Django 5 Release is out. For newcomers, Django emphasizes rapid development, clean and pragmatic design, and follows the "Don't Repeat Yourself" (DRY) principle.
Django 5 Release Highlights
This section provides a short presentation of the new features shipped in this version. For a full release log, please access the official page.
✅ Python Compatibility
Django 5.x supports Python 3.10, 3.11, and 3.12. Please note the 4.2.x versions are the last to support Python 3.8 and 3.9.
✅ Facet filters in the admin
✅ Simplified templates for form field rendering
Django 5.x introduces two new concepts that simplify the rendering of the related elements of a Django form field such as its label, widget, help text, and errors.
- field group
- field group templates
✅ Database-computed default values
The new field added, Field.db_default, parameter sets a database-computed default value.
✅ Database generated model field
The new GeneratedField allows the creation of database-generated columns.
Regarding this MAJOR release, let's mention a few starters that already use this new version of Django.
The product uses the version Django==5.0a1, and is also configured with an API Generator, Dynamic DataTables module, Docker, and CI/Cd Flow for
DeployPRO. UI is provided by CodedThemes, a well-known design agency on top of Datta Able design.
Open-source Django Dashboard built on top of a modern design. Volt Dashboard is a free and open-source
Bootstrap 5 Admin Dashboard featuring over 100 components, 11 example pages, and 3 plugins with Vanilla JS. There are more than 100 free Bootstrap 5 components included some of them being buttons, alerts, modals, and date pickers.
Open-source Django project crafted on top of Soft UI Dashboard, an open-source
Bootstrap 5 design from
Creative-Tim. Designed for those who like bold elements and beautiful websites. Made of hundreds of elements, designed blocks, and fully coded pages,
Soft UI Dashboard is ready to help you create stunning websites and web apps.
✅ In Summary
Since its first release in 2003, Django has been continuously improved by a super-active community where all the new features are discussed, voted, implemented, and later released.
Today, Django continues to be a widely used and respected web framework, with an active community of developers and a rich ecosystem of packages and extensions.