Django REST framework vs Tastypie: 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; Tastypie: Creating delicious APIs for Django apps since 2010. Tastypie is a webservice API framework for Django. It provides a convenient, yet powerful and highly customizable abstraction for creating REST-style interfaces.
Django REST framework and Tastypie can be primarily classified as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.
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, Tastypie provides the following key features:
- Full GET/POST/PUT/DELETE/PATCH support
- Reasonable defaults
- Designed to be extended at every turn
Django REST framework and Tastypie are both open source tools. Django REST framework with 14.5K GitHub stars and 4.29K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Tastypie with 3.53K GitHub stars and 1.12K GitHub forks.
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