Django vs Django REST framework: What are the differences?
Django: The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines. Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design; Django REST framework: Web APIs for Django. Django REST framework is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs.
Django can be classified as a tool in the "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category, while Django REST framework is grouped under "Microframeworks (Backend)".
"Rapid development" is the primary reason why developers consider Django over the competitors, whereas "Browsable api" was stated as the key factor in picking Django REST framework.
Django and Django REST framework are both open source tools. Django with 42.6K GitHub stars and 18.3K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Django REST framework with 14.7K GitHub stars and 4.33K GitHub forks.
Instagram, Pinterest, and Udemy are some of the popular companies that use Django, whereas Django REST framework is used by The3ballsoft, Uploadcare, and Crowdkeep. Django has a broader approval, being mentioned in 993 company stacks & 914 developers stacks; compared to Django REST framework, which is listed in 159 company stacks and 79 developer stacks.
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