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Django vs Electron: What are the differences?

Developers describe Django as "The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines". Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. On the other hand, Electron is detailed as "Build cross platform desktop apps with web technologies. Formerly known as Atom Shell, made by GitHub". With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor.

Django belongs to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack, while Electron can be primarily classified under "Cross-Platform Desktop Development".

"Rapid development" is the top reason why over 491 developers like Django, while over 50 developers mention "Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications" as the leading cause for choosing Electron.

Django and Electron are both open source tools. Electron with 74.4K GitHub stars and 9.72K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Django with 42.3K GitHub stars and 18.2K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Django has a broader approval, being mentioned in 979 company stacks & 882 developers stacks; compared to Electron, which is listed in 213 company stacks and 366 developer stacks.

What is Django?

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.

What is Electron?

With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor.
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Flask
Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
Node.js
Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
Rails
Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
Laravel
It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
PHP
Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
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MOKA Analytics uses DjangoDjango

Django takes the hassle out of building an enterprise web application using Python.

  • admin app for administration
  • ORM for deploying against different database vendors
  • social auth package for authentication with enterprise IdP
  • guardian package for authorization
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Chris Saylor uses ElectronElectron

Our application began as an HTML5 browser game, however we decided to leverage certain native parts of desktop applications by wrapping our client code into Electron. This also allowed us to not have to worry about compatibility across all the various browsers.

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Yaakov Gesher uses DjangoDjango

Our backend was written in Django. We took advantage of the ready-to-go admin interface as a go-to solution for the client to be able to authorize his users, as well as other functionality, while most of the work was done through the Django Rest Framework.

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Blair Gemmer uses DjangoDjango

Hands down the best Python web framework I've used. Very easy to extend and add apps and go from 0 to full project quickly and painlessly. I built a fully authenticated project with a single endpoint in less than 30 minutes.

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HyVive uses ElectronElectron

Our Web Applications are served on our Desktops by Electron. This allows us to have native apps running on our Workstations without having too many Browser Tabs open at the same time.

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Kang Hyeon Ku uses DjangoDjango

์ •๋ง ํŽธ๋ฆฌํ•˜๊ณ  ๋งŽ์€๊ฒƒ์„ ์•Œ์•„์„œ ์ œ๊ณตํ•ด ์ฃผ๋Š” ํ”„๋ ˆ์ž„์›Œํฌ ์ด๋‹ค. ์ฑ…์˜ ์˜ˆ์ œ๋งŒ ์ง„ํ–‰ํ•ด์„œ ๋งŽ์ด ์จ๋ณด์ง€๋Š” ๋ชปํ–ˆ์ง€๋งŒ, ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ์›น์„ ๊ฐœ๋ฐœ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์ ์ด ๋งค๋ ฅ์  ์ด๋‹ค. ๊ฒŒ๋‹ค๊ฐ€ orm ์ด ๊ธฐ๋ณธ์œผ๋กœ ๋‚ด์žฅ ๋˜์–ด ์žˆ๊ณ  db ๋„ sqlite ๊ฐ€ ๊ธฐ๋ณธ์œผ๋กœ ๋˜์–ด์žˆ์–ด. ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ django ๋งŒ ์„ค์น˜ํ•˜๋ฉด ๋ฐ”๋กœ ์›น๊ฐœ๋ฐœ์ด ๊ฐ€๋Šฅํ•˜๋‹ค.

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Seungkwon Park uses DjangoDjango

django๋Š” ์ €์˜ ๋ฌด๊ธฐ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

django ์ด์™ธ์— flask๋กœ ๊ฐ„๋‹จํ•œ restful api๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋“ค๋ฉด์„œ ๋Š๋‚€์ ์€ framework ๋ณด๋‹ค ์–ธ์–ด๊ฐ€ ์ค‘์š”ํ•˜๋‹ค๋Š”๊ฒƒ์„ ์•Œ์•˜๊ณ  django๊ฐ€ ์–ผ๋งˆ๋‚˜ ํฐ framework์ธ์ง€ ์•Œ๊ฒŒ๋˜์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

์ €๋Š” signal ์‚ฌ์šฉ์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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PawByte uses ElectronElectron

Electron is the current preferred method to convert games made in the Game Pencil Editor for desktop support.

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Metrix Financial Reporting Solutions UG uses ElectronElectron

Implement a web-service using your favorite tools but sell a desktop application for oblivious windows users.

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Ralic Lo uses ElectronElectron

Used Electron to package single page web application as a desktop application.

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