Django REST framework vs Next.js: What are the differences?
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
- 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.
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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.
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.
django에서 api를 만드는데 최고의 framework라고 생각합니다. 아직은 tutorial 수준의 class base view, function base view 수준으로 사용합니다.
하지만 현재 진행중인 프로젝트의 심화로 REST framework를 심도있게 다룰 예정입니다.
Really great framework for building RESTful APIs. Lots of plugins for it!