Flask vs. Django REST framework vs. Rails API



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Description

What is Flask?

Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.

What is Django REST framework?

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

What is Rails API?

Rails::API is a subset of a normal Rails application, created for applications that don't require all functionality that a complete Rails application provides. It is a bit more lightweight, and consequently a bit faster than a normal Rails application. The main example for its usage is in API applications only, where you usually don't need the entire Rails middleware stack nor template generation.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Django REST framework?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Flask?
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What are the cons of using Django REST framework?
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What are the cons of using Rails API?
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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use Flask?
579 companies on StackShare use Flask
What companies use Django REST framework?
207 companies on StackShare use Django REST framework
What companies use Rails API?
5 companies on StackShare use Rails API

Integrations

What tools integrate with Flask?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Flask
What tools integrate with Django REST framework?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Django REST framework
What tools integrate with Rails API?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails API

What are some alternatives to Flask, Django REST framework, and Rails API?

  • ExpressJS - Sinatra inspired web development framework for node.js -- insanely fast, flexible, and simple
  • Sinatra - Classy web-development dressed in a DSL
  • hapi - Server Framework for Node.js
  • Sails.js - Realtime MVC Framework for Node.js

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