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Colossus vs Django REST framework: What are the differences?

What is Colossus? I/O and Microservice library for Scala. Colossus is a lightweight framework for building high-performance applications in Scala that require non-blocking network I/O. In particular Colossus is focused on low-latency stateless microservices where often the service is little more than an abstraction over a database and/or cache. For this use case, Colossus aims to maximize performance while keeping the interface clean and concise.

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

Colossus and Django REST framework can be primarily classified as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.

Some of the features offered by Colossus are:

  • Clean Event-based Programming
  • Seamless Integration with Akka
  • Real-time Metrics

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.

Colossus and Django REST framework are both open source tools. Django REST framework with 14.6K GitHub stars and 4.33K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Colossus with 1.14K GitHub stars and 100 GitHub forks.

What is Colossus?

Colossus is a lightweight framework for building high-performance applications in Scala that require non-blocking network I/O. In particular Colossus is focused on low-latency stateless microservices where often the service is little more than an abstraction over a database and/or cache. For this use case, Colossus aims to maximize performance while keeping the interface clean and concise.

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 Colossus and Django REST framework
      Tim Abbott
      Tim Abbott
      Founder at Zulip ยท | 7 upvotes ยท 29.6K 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 Colossus 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.

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      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.

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      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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