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Django vs React: 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, React is detailed as "A JavaScript library for building user interfaces". Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.

Django and React are primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" and "Javascript UI Libraries" tools respectively.

"Rapid development", "Open source" and "Great community" are the key factors why developers consider Django; whereas "Components", "Virtual dom" and "Performance" are the primary reasons why React is favored.

Django and React are both open source tools. It seems that React with 132K GitHub stars and 24.5K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Django with 42.6K GitHub stars and 18.3K GitHub forks.

Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Facebook are some of the popular companies that use React, whereas Django is used by Instagram, Pinterest, and Udemy. React has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3224 company stacks & 3094 developers stacks; compared to Django, which is listed in 993 company stacks and 914 developer stacks.

What is Django?

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

What is React?

Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
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What are some alternatives to Django and React?
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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Instacart uses ReactReact

Before two weeks ago or so, it used to be Backbone views and models, and everything was on our main store app, and our mobile web app, but actually, we just switched our mobile web app to using ReactJS for the interface. So itโ€™s using Backbone models but ReactJS front-end components. Really, it was borne out of the frustration with how the Backbone model-view bindings worked, and it wasnโ€™t especially performant for large views, and we had to do lots of tricks to make it performant. But swapping that out with React views meant that it could be both simpler and faster without having to spend a lot of time on that.

One other interesting thing about that is, since React actually works okay with the Backbone models and the Backbone router and stuff like that, we didnโ€™t have to rewrite the mobile web application and update it to ReactJS. Rewrites are almost always a bad idea. We were able to upgrade pieces of it at a time, move on to React, and now the entire thing is using React and just has the Backbone router and models and stuff like that that we already had, so it's a lot faster.

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Netflix uses ReactReact

At the beginning of last year, Netflix UI engineers embarked on several ambitious projects to dramatically transform the user experience on our desktop and mobile platforms. Given a UI redesign of a scale similar to that undergone by TVs and game consoles, it was essential for us to re-evaluate our existing UI technology stack and to determine whether to explore new solutions. Do we have the right building blocks to create best-in-class single-page web applications? And what specific problems are we looking to solve? Much of our existing front-end infrastructure consists of hand-rolled components optimized for the current website and iOS application. Our decision to adopt React was influenced by a number of factors, most notably: 1) startup speed, 2) runtime performance, and 3) modularity.

React has exceeded our requirements and enabled us to build a tremendous foundation on which to innovate the Netflix experience.

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Cloudcraft uses ReactReact

Web-frontend programming prior to React: like banging rocks together. With React: Like wearing fusion powered underwear. Gives you a nice warm feeling. Using React for Cloudcraft.co allowed us to create a beautiful UI in record time (1 month start to launch), with virtually no bugs popping up during development. The functional approach to just rendering your component given a state just makes so much sense, with React figuring out the delta between your current and desired representation. It's the future kids!

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Kurzor, s.r.o. uses ReactReact

React is choice number 1 when it comes to JS development at Kurzor. We choose React because it solves many issues with web applications in a elegant way. Writing an app in components is useful for coordination and isolation of concerns. React forces you to abandon state and use vertical passing through props instead. And having as many Pure Components as possible helps to write cleaner code.

With React we usually use: Redux, React Router, React Toolbox, Styled Components.

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Kent Steiner uses ReactReact

This is the best component framework and API available today for building modern web sites and apps. I really enjoy how minimal it is, and powerful at the same time. It removes opinionated development and replaces it with logic and data philosophies, which has in turn fostered a robust and lively code and support community.

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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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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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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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