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Django REST framework vs Sinatra: What are the differences?

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.

What is Sinatra? Classy web-development dressed in a DSL. Sinatra is a DSL for quickly creating web applications in Ruby with minimal effort.

Django REST framework and Sinatra can be categorized as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.

"Browsable api" is the primary reason why developers consider Django REST framework over the competitors, whereas "Lightweight" was stated as the key factor in picking Sinatra.

Django REST framework and Sinatra 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 Sinatra with 10.6K GitHub stars and 1.9K GitHub forks.

AX Semantics, Crowdkeep, and Shippo are some of the popular companies that use Django REST framework, whereas Sinatra is used by Product Hunt, thoughtbot, and New Relic. Django REST framework has a broader approval, being mentioned in 159 company stacks & 79 developers stacks; compared to Sinatra, which is listed in 92 company stacks and 34 developer stacks.

What is Django REST framework?

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

What is Sinatra?

Sinatra is a DSL for quickly creating web applications in Ruby with minimal effort.
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    What are some alternatives to Django REST framework and Sinatra?
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    Decisions about Django REST framework and Sinatra
    Tim Abbott
    Tim Abbott
    Founder at Zulip · | 7 upvotes · 30.4K 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 Django REST framework and Sinatra
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    datapile uses SinatraSinatra

    Scalatra (we had to pick Sinatra on StackShare since Scalatra is has not yet been officially added) is the slickest (not to be confused with Slick for Scala) web/applet server framework we've had the pleasure of playing with in Scala.

    For all intensive purposes, Scalatra is the Scala version of Sinatra (which for anyone who doesn't know is a Ruby web server DSL).

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    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

    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.

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    Karma uses SinatraSinatra

    We use Sinatra a lot. I love Sinatra for APIs. It's really simple, really lightweight. It's awesome.

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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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    EdgeTheory uses SinatraSinatra

    Microservices, RESTful APIs

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    TOMIS uses Django REST frameworkDjango REST framework

    For our backend REST API

    Avatar of Satoru Ishikawa
    Satoru Ishikawa uses SinatraSinatra

    WebAPIつくるのに。

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