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Clojure vs Django: What are the differences?

What is Clojure? A dynamic programming language that targets the Java Virtual Machine. Clojure is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language - it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system.

What is Django? The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines. Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.

Clojure and Django are primarily classified as "Languages" and "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools respectively.

"It is a lisp", "Concise syntax" and "Persistent data structures" are the key factors why developers consider Clojure; whereas "Rapid development", "Open source" and "Great community" are the primary reasons why Django is favored.

Clojure and Django are both open source tools. Django with 42.6K GitHub stars and 18.3K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Clojure with 7.85K GitHub stars and 1.25K GitHub forks.

Instagram, Pinterest, and Udemy are some of the popular companies that use Django, whereas Clojure is used by CircleCI, Groupon, and Zalando. Django has a broader approval, being mentioned in 993 company stacks & 914 developers stacks; compared to Clojure, which is listed in 95 company stacks and 80 developer stacks.

What is Clojure?

Clojure is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language - it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system.

What is Django?

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
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What are some alternatives to Clojure and Django?
Scala
Scala is an acronym for โ€œScalable Languageโ€. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.
Haskell
Common Lisp
Lisp was originally created as a practical mathematical notation for computer programs, influenced by the notation of Alonzo Church's lambda calculus. It quickly became the favored programming language for artificial intelligence (AI) research. As one of the earliest programming languages, Lisp pioneered many ideas in computer science, including tree data structures, automatic storage management, dynamic typing, conditionals, higher-order functions, recursion, and the self-hosting compiler. [source: wikipedia]
Elixir
Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.
Julia
Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution, numerical accuracy, and an extensive mathematical function library.
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Brandon Adams uses ClojureClojure

Cloure is a high level language that provides access to both the JVM (for server-side development) and javascript (for client-side development) with largely the same language. This is important to limit context switching and enable code-reuse during fast product cycles. Clojure is ideal for rapid prototyping and has a strong focus on stability, correctness, and concurrency. Tools like Schema and Spec enable well-structured development and high code confidence.

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Brian Fults uses ClojureClojure

To complement Java. The REPL lets me interactively exercise Java code. I can write performant and safe libraries in Java, and then use them in Clojure. I also find the data-centric aspect of Clojure (excellent build-in structures, literal syntax for easily creating those structures, functions that act well on abstractions of those structures) good for data processing.

This fits a sweet spot between Ruby and Java.

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BandSquare uses ClojureClojure

We use Clojure mostly for its "Minority Report"-like interactive development in situations that require 'semi-automatic programming' (data inspection, admin tasks, API exploration, scrapers, etc.). We have also used Clojure successfully to build some components of our stack very quickly and reliably, in the backend and the frontend.

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papaver uses ClojureClojure

just started learning clojure, maybe around two weeks or so. i'm addicted. this is what i want to be working with and learning for the foreseeable future. the elegance of the language is refreshing. the community is really amazing. i've finally found a language that fits my passion for programming.

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CloudRepo uses ClojureClojure

Clojure simplifies and reduces the coding efforts involved in creating CloudRepo. The fact that it runs in the JVM gives us access to all the libraries that we could ever need. Our code base is much smaller and easier to reason about than it would have been had we gone with pure Java.

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MOKA Analytics uses DjangoDjango

Django takes the hassle out of building an enterprise web application using Python.

  • admin app for administration
  • ORM for deploying against different database vendors
  • social auth package for authentication with enterprise IdP
  • guardian package for authorization
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Yaakov Gesher uses DjangoDjango

Our backend was written in Django. We took advantage of the ready-to-go admin interface as a go-to solution for the client to be able to authorize his users, as well as other functionality, while most of the work was done through the Django Rest Framework.

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Blair Gemmer uses DjangoDjango

Hands down the best Python web framework I've used. Very easy to extend and add apps and go from 0 to full project quickly and painlessly. I built a fully authenticated project with a single endpoint in less than 30 minutes.

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Kang Hyeon Ku uses DjangoDjango

์ •๋ง ํŽธ๋ฆฌํ•˜๊ณ  ๋งŽ์€๊ฒƒ์„ ์•Œ์•„์„œ ์ œ๊ณตํ•ด ์ฃผ๋Š” ํ”„๋ ˆ์ž„์›Œํฌ ์ด๋‹ค. ์ฑ…์˜ ์˜ˆ์ œ๋งŒ ์ง„ํ–‰ํ•ด์„œ ๋งŽ์ด ์จ๋ณด์ง€๋Š” ๋ชปํ–ˆ์ง€๋งŒ, ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ์›น์„ ๊ฐœ๋ฐœ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์ ์ด ๋งค๋ ฅ์  ์ด๋‹ค. ๊ฒŒ๋‹ค๊ฐ€ orm ์ด ๊ธฐ๋ณธ์œผ๋กœ ๋‚ด์žฅ ๋˜์–ด ์žˆ๊ณ  db ๋„ sqlite ๊ฐ€ ๊ธฐ๋ณธ์œผ๋กœ ๋˜์–ด์žˆ์–ด. ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ django ๋งŒ ์„ค์น˜ํ•˜๋ฉด ๋ฐ”๋กœ ์›น๊ฐœ๋ฐœ์ด ๊ฐ€๋Šฅํ•˜๋‹ค.

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Seungkwon Park uses DjangoDjango

django๋Š” ์ €์˜ ๋ฌด๊ธฐ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

django ์ด์™ธ์— flask๋กœ ๊ฐ„๋‹จํ•œ restful api๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋“ค๋ฉด์„œ ๋Š๋‚€์ ์€ framework ๋ณด๋‹ค ์–ธ์–ด๊ฐ€ ์ค‘์š”ํ•˜๋‹ค๋Š”๊ฒƒ์„ ์•Œ์•˜๊ณ  django๊ฐ€ ์–ผ๋งˆ๋‚˜ ํฐ framework์ธ์ง€ ์•Œ๊ฒŒ๋˜์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

์ €๋Š” signal ์‚ฌ์šฉ์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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