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What are the pros and cons of using Drupal as a web application framework?

My answer to What are the pros and cons of using Drupal as a web application framework? on Quora

The short answer: Drupal is a content management system that has slowly evolved in to a framework. This means that it comes with an enormous amount of functionality for free, but that’s also a huge amount of stuff that you have to understand and potentially work around as your custom requirements get more involved.

Here’s an article from 2009 on Drupal compared to Django that covers this issue in a lot of depth: http://birdhouse.org/blog/2009/1...

This is What are the pros and cons of using Drupal as a web application framework? by Simon Willison, posted on 11th January 2012.

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