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Django REST framework vs Slim: What are the differences?

Django REST framework: Web APIs for Django. Django REST framework is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs; Slim: A PHP micro framework. Slim is easy to use for both beginners and professionals. Slim favors cleanliness over terseness and common cases over edge cases. Its interface is simple, intuitive, and extensively documented — both online and in the code itself.

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

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

Django REST framework and Slim are both open source tools. It seems that Django REST framework with 14.6K GitHub stars and 4.33K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Slim with 9.95K GitHub stars and 1.84K GitHub forks.

AX Semantics, Crowdkeep, and Shippo are some of the popular companies that use Django REST framework, whereas Slim is used by Coderus, Helpful, and Die Coder GmbH. Django REST framework has a broader approval, being mentioned in 159 company stacks & 79 developers stacks; compared to Slim, which is listed in 29 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.

What is Django REST framework?

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

What is Slim?

Slim is easy to use for both beginners and professionals. Slim favors cleanliness over terseness and common cases over edge cases. Its interface is simple, intuitive, and extensively documented — both online and in the code itself.
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    What are some alternatives to Django REST framework and Slim?
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    Decisions about Django REST framework and Slim
    Tim Abbott
    Tim Abbott
    Founder at Zulip · | 7 upvotes · 30.4K views
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    Django REST framework
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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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    Y. Taborda
    Y. Taborda
    Full Stack Developer · | 1 upvotes · 27.7K views
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    I'm about to start a new project to build a REST API, and I got to this point: Yii2 Vs Lumen Vs Slim, I used Yii 1.1 a while a go and it was awesome, really easy to work with, as a developer you don't have to worry about almost anything, just setup the framework, get your php extensions, and start coding your app.

    But, I was told about performance and someone recomended Lumen or Slim to work with a micro framework and a less bloated framework, what worries me is the lack of advantages that Yii2 offers, ACF and RBAC as a native tool on the framework, gii, the model validations and all the security props already in it.

    Is it worth it? Is the performance so great on those frameworks to leave aside the advantages of a framework like Yii2?

    How do you suggest to make the test to prove wich one is better?

    PHP Lumen Yii Slim

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    How developers use Django REST framework and Slim
    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

    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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    Blair Gemmer uses Django REST frameworkDjango REST framework

    Really great framework for building RESTful APIs. Lots of plugins for it!

    Avatar of Tristan Bailey
    Tristan Bailey uses SlimSlim

    Knocking up apis and smaller than laravel work projects

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    InApplet uses SlimSlim

    Framework usado no código da aplicação principal

    Avatar of Takkaa
    Takkaa uses SlimSlim

    we create our API with this microframework

    Avatar of Björn Pfoster
    Björn Pfoster uses SlimSlim

    A fast, slim and scalable PHP Framework

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    TOMIS uses Django REST frameworkDjango REST framework

    For our backend REST API

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