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ASP.NET Zero vs Django REST framework: What are the differences?

What is ASP.NET Zero? Base solution for web applications. It is a starting point for new web applications with modern UI and SOLID architecture. It saves time by providing common application requirements as a pre-built Visual Studio solution (with full source code).

What is Django REST framework? Web APIs for Django. It is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs.

ASP.NET Zero belongs to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack, while Django REST framework can be primarily classified under "Microframeworks (Backend)".

Some of the features offered by ASP.NET Zero are:

  • Multi-Tenancy
  • Authentication & Authorization
  • Rapid Application Development

On the other hand, Django REST framework provides the following key 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.

Django REST framework is an open source tool with 16.7K GitHub stars and 4.86K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Django REST framework's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is ASP.NET Zero?

It is a starting point for new web applications with modern UI and SOLID architecture. It saves time by providing common application requirements as a pre-built Visual Studio solution (with full source code).

What is Django REST framework?

It is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs.
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    Decisions about ASP.NET Zero and Django REST framework
    Tim Abbott
    Tim Abbott
    Founder at Zulip ยท | 10 upvotes ยท 108.3K views
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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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    How developers use ASP.NET Zero and Django REST framework
    Avatar of Yaakov Gesher
    Yaakov Gesher uses Django REST frameworkDjango REST framework

    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.

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    Alec Cunningham uses Django REST frameworkDjango REST framework

    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.

    Avatar of Seungkwon Park
    Seungkwon Park uses Django REST frameworkDjango REST framework

    django์—์„œ api๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋“œ๋Š”๋ฐ ์ตœ๊ณ ์˜ framework๋ผ๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์•„์ง์€ tutorial ์ˆ˜์ค€์˜ class base view, function base view ์ˆ˜์ค€์œผ๋กœ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

    ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ํ˜„์žฌ ์ง„ํ–‰์ค‘์ธ ํ”„๋กœ์ ํŠธ์˜ ์‹ฌํ™”๋กœ REST framework๋ฅผ ์‹ฌ๋„์žˆ๊ฒŒ ๋‹ค๋ฃฐ ์˜ˆ์ •์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

    Avatar of Blair Gemmer
    Blair Gemmer uses Django REST frameworkDjango REST framework

    Really great framework for building RESTful APIs. Lots of plugins for it!

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    TOMIS uses Django REST frameworkDjango REST framework

    For our backend REST API

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