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Django REST framework vs Spring Boot: 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, Spring Boot is detailed as "Create Spring-powered, production-grade applications and services with absolute minimum fuss". Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.

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

"Browsable api" is the primary reason why developers consider Django REST framework over the competitors, whereas "Powerful and handy" was stated as the key factor in picking Spring Boot.

Django REST framework and Spring Boot are both open source tools. Spring Boot with 39.3K GitHub stars and 25.5K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Django REST framework with 14.5K GitHub stars and 4.29K GitHub forks.

MIT, PedidosYa, and Intuit are some of the popular companies that use Spring Boot, whereas Django REST framework is used by AX Semantics, Crowdkeep, and Shippo. Spring Boot has a broader approval, being mentioned in 326 company stacks & 585 developers stacks; compared to Django REST framework, which is listed in 159 company stacks and 77 developer stacks.

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Pros of Django REST framework
Pros of Spring Boot
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    Easy to use
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    Browsable api
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    Great documentation
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    Customizable
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    Fast development
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    Easy to use, customizable, pluggable, serializer
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    Python
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    Django ORM
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    FastSerialize
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    Less code
  • 2
    Easy implementation
  • 140
    Powerful and handy
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    Easy setup
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    Java
  • 90
    Spring
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    Fast
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    Extensible
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    Lots of "off the shelf" functionalities
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    Cloud Solid
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    Caches well
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    Many receipes around for obscure features
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    Productive
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    Modular
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    Integrations with most other Java frameworks
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    Spring ecosystem is great
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    Fast Performance With Microservices
  • 20
    Auto-configuration
  • 18
    Community
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    Easy setup, Community Support, Solid for ERP apps
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    One-stop shop
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    Cross-platform
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    Easy to parallelize
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    Powerful 3rd party libraries and frameworks
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    Easy setup, good for build erp systems, well documented
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    Easy setup, Git Integration
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    It's so easier to start a project on spring
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    Kotlin

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Cons of Django REST framework
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    Bad documentation
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    Reimplements Django functionality
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    No support for URL Namespaces
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    Bad CSRF handling
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    Heavy weight
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    Annotation ceremony
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    Java
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    Many config files needed
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    Reactive
  • 4
    Excellent tools for cloud hosting, since 5.x

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What is Django REST framework?

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

What is Spring Boot?

Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.

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