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Django REST framework vs Next.js: 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, Next.js is detailed as "*A small framework for server-rendered universal JavaScript apps *". Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.

Django REST framework can be classified as a tool in the "Microframeworks (Backend)" category, while Next.js is grouped under "Frameworks (Full Stack)".

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, Next.js provides the following key features:

  • Zero setup. Use the filesystem as an API
  • Only JavaScript. Everything is a function
  • Automatic server rendering and code splitting

"Browsable api" is the top reason why over 54 developers like Django REST framework, while over 9 developers mention "Automatic server rendering and code splitting" as the leading cause for choosing Next.js.

Django REST framework and Next.js are both open source tools. Next.js with 38.2K GitHub stars and 4.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Django REST framework with 14.5K GitHub stars and 4.29K 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 Next.js, which is listed in 79 company stacks and 66 developer stacks.

What is Django REST framework?

It is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs.

What is Next.js?

Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.
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    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

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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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