Django REST framework vs Falcon: What are the differences?
Developers describe Django REST framework as "Web APIs for Django". Django REST framework is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs. On the other hand, Falcon is detailed as "High-performance Python framework for building cloud APIs and web app backends". Falcon is a minimalist WSGI library for building speedy web APIs and app backends. We like to think of Falcon as the Dieter Rams of web frameworks.
Django REST framework and Falcon can be primarily classified as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.
Some of the features offered by Django REST framework are:
- 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.
On the other hand, Falcon provides the following key features:
- Intuitive routing via URI templates and resource classes
- Easy access to headers and bodies through request and response classes
- Idiomatic HTTP error responses via a handy exception base class
"Browsable api" is the top reason why over 54 developers like Django REST framework, while over 7 developers mention "Python" as the leading cause for choosing Falcon.
Django REST framework and Falcon are both open source tools. Django REST framework with 14.5K GitHub stars and 4.29K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Falcon with 6.74K GitHub stars and 700 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Django REST framework has a broader approval, being mentioned in 159 company stacks & 77 developers stacks; compared to Falcon, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.
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