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Anvil vs Apollo: What are the differences?

Developers describe Anvil as "Drag and Drop Python Web App Builder". Anvil is a platform for building and hosting full-stack web apps written entirely in Python. Drag & drop your UI, then write Python on the front-end and back-end to make it all work. Web development has never been this easy (or fast)!. On the other hand, Apollo is detailed as "GraphQL server for Express, Connect, Hapi, Koa and more". Build a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing REST APIs, so you can ship new application features fast without waiting on backend changes.

Anvil and Apollo can be categorized as "Platform as a Service" tools.

Apollo is an open source tool with 7.53K GitHub stars and 935 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apollo's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Anvil and Apollo
Márton Danóczy

We wanted to save as much time as possible when writing our back-end, therefore Apollo was out of the question, we went for an auto-generated API instead. Hasura looked good in the beginning, but we wanted to retain the ability to add a few manual resolvers and modifications to auto-generated ones, which ruled out Hasura. Postgraphile with its Plug-In architecture was the right choice for us, we never regretted it!

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Pros of Anvil
Pros of Apollo
  • 5
    Fast dashboards deployment
  • 2
    Python everywhere
  • 2
    Quickly deploy a full stack
  • 2
    Drag-and-drop UI builder
  • 2
    Open source
  • 2
    Easy to deploy
  • 1
    Create PDFs easily
  • 12
    From the creators of Meteor
  • 3
    Great documentation
  • 2
    Open source
  • 2
    Real time if use subscription

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Cons of Anvil
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    • 1
      File upload is not supported
    • 1
      Increase in complexity of implementing (subscription)

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    What is Anvil?

    Anvil is a platform for building and hosting full-stack web apps written entirely in Python. Drag & drop your UI, then write Python on the front-end and back-end to make it all work. Web development has never been this easy (or fast)!

    What is Apollo?

    Build a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing REST APIs, so you can ship new application features fast without waiting on backend changes.

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