What is a Software Framework and Why Should You Use One?

A software framework is “a set of reusable software components that provide a structure for application development,” explains Chiradeep BasuMallick.

Frameworks offer “predefined rules, guidelines, libraries, and tools that simplify the development process by abstracting common functionalities.” Popular examples include Django, Angular, and TensorFlow.

Additionally, “frameworks often follow best practices, design patterns, and architectural principles, making it easier to create well-structured, modular, and testable software,” BasuMallick says. Benefits include:

  • Increased productivity 
  • Code reuse 
  • Consistency 
  • Maintainability 

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