I hope you're all doing well. I have been programming in PHP for the past few years and recently I've heard a lot about Django. I'm considering learning a new web development framework and I'm a bit confused about whether I should stick with PHP or switch to Django.
Here's a little background about me and my projects to help you understand my situation better. I have been primarily working on small to medium-sized web applications using PHP and MySQL. I'm comfortable with PHP and I find its syntax quite easy to grasp. However, I do understand that PHP has some limitations when it comes to managing codebase and maintainability.
I have come across several articles and forums praising Django's simplicity, scalability, and its built-in features that enhance productivity. The idea of using a high-level language like Python and a framework like Django sounds intriguing to me.
My main concern is whether it is worth investing my time and effort in learning Django and switching from PHP. Will Django help me build better, more efficient web applications compared to PHP? What are the major differences in terms of performance, community support, and available resources between the two?
If any of you have experience with both PHP and Django, I would really appreciate hearing your thoughts and insights. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using one over the other? Are there any specific use cases where one excels over the other? Any recommendations or personal experiences you can share would be highly valuable.
Thank you so much in advance for your help!