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Django vs Flask: What are the differences?

What is Django? The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines. Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.

What is Flask? a microframework for Python based on Werkzeug, Jinja 2 and good intentions. Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.

Django and Flask are primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" and "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools respectively.

"Rapid development", "Open source" and "Great community" are the key factors why developers consider Django; whereas "Lightweight", "Python" and "Minimal" are the primary reasons why Flask is favored.

Django and Flask are both open source tools. It seems that Flask with 44.8K GitHub stars and 12.6K forks on GitHub has more adoption 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 Flask, which is listed in 502 company stacks and 509 developer stacks.

What is Django?

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

What is Flask?

Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
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What are some alternatives to Django and Flask?
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.
WordPress
The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
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Python
MySQL
MySQL
Memcached
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nginx
nginx
RabbitMQ
RabbitMQ
Redis
Redis
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Django
Tornado
Tornado
Varnish
Varnish
HAProxy
HAProxy

Around the time of their Series A, Pinterest’s stack included Python and Django, with Tornado and Node.js as web servers. Memcached / Membase and Redis handled caching, with RabbitMQ handling queueing. Nginx, HAproxy and Varnish managed static-delivery and load-balancing, with persistent data storage handled by MySQL.

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