What is Django REST framework?

Django REST framework is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs.
Django REST framework is a tool in the Microframeworks (Backend) category of a tech stack.
Django REST framework is an open source tool with 14.5K GitHub stars and 4.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Django REST framework's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Django REST framework?

Companies
159 companies use Django REST framework in their tech stacks, including AX Semantics, Crowdkeep, and Shippo.

Developers
77 developers use Django REST framework.

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Why developers like Django REST framework?

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Django REST framework Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Django REST framework in their tech stack.

Tim Abbott
Tim Abbott
Founder at Zulip · | 5 upvotes · 4.5K views
atZulip
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Zulip has been powered by Django since the very early days of its development with Django 1.4, back in 2012. As a reasonably mature web application with significant scale, we're at the stage in many companies' development where one starts to rip out more and more of the web framework to optimize things or just make them work the way we want. (E.g. while I was at Dropbox in early 2016, we discovered we only had about 600 lines of code left from the original Pylons framework that actually ran).

One of the things that has been really fantastic about Django is that we're still happily using it for the vast majority of code in the project, and every time Django comes out with a new release, I read the changelog and get excited about several improvements that actually make my life better. While Django has made some design decisions that I don't agree with (e.g. I'm not a fan of Django REST framework, and think it makes life more difficult), Django also makes it easy to do your own thing, which we've done to great effect (see the linked article for details on our has_request_variables framework).

Overall I think we've gotten a ton of value out of Python and Django and would recommend it to anyone starting a new full-featured web application project today.

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Seungkwon Park
Seungkwon Park
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django에서 api를 만드는데 최고의 framework라고 생각합니다. 아직은 tutorial 수준의 class base view, function base view 수준으로 사용합니다.

하지만 현재 진행중인 프로젝트의 심화로 REST framework를 심도있게 다룰 예정입니다. Django REST framework

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Project is mainly a RESTful service project, so DRF had a a huge role in it. Django REST framework

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Blair Gemmer
Blair Gemmer
Chief Technology Officer at TOMIS · | 1 upvotes · 2.6K views
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Really great framework for building RESTful APIs. Lots of plugins for it! Django REST framework

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Yaakov Gesher
Yaakov Gesher
Full Stack Developer at Nerdz Software Solutions · | 1 upvotes · 2.5K views
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Django REST delivered all the content to the BI, making calls to the Postgres DB, aggregating numeric data, and automatically associating data models at the time of row creation. Django REST framework

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Alec Cunningham
Alec Cunningham
Software Engineer at Marjoram Digital · | 1 upvotes · 2.5K views
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Instead of using Django for both back and frontend, I use DRF to layout an API that ReactJs can pull data from. Easy to setup, well documented, and works seamlessly with React. Django REST framework

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Django REST framework's features

  • The Web browsable API is a huge usability win for your developers.
  • Authentication policies including OAuth1a and OAuth2 out of the box.
  • Serialization that supports both ORM and non-ORM data sources.
  • Customizable all the way down - just use regular function-based views if you don't need the more powerful features.
  • Extensive documentation, and great community support.
  • Used and trusted by large companies such as Mozilla and Eventbrite.

Django REST framework Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Django REST framework?
Django
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
Flask
Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
Tastypie
Tastypie is a webservice API framework for Django. It provides a convenient, yet powerful and highly customizable abstraction for creating REST-style interfaces.
Swagger UI
Swagger UI is a dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation and sandbox from a Swagger-compliant API
Graphene
Graphene is a Python library for building GraphQL schemas/types fast and easily.
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