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Django vs Scala: 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; Scala: A pure-bred object-oriented language that runs on the JVM. Scala is an acronym for โ€œScalable Languageโ€. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.

Django belongs to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack, while Scala can be primarily classified under "Languages".

"Rapid development", "Open source" and "Great community" are the key factors why developers consider Django; whereas "Static typing", "Jvm" and "Pattern-matching" are the primary reasons why Scala is favored.

Django and Scala are both open source tools. Django with 42.6K GitHub stars and 18.3K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Scala with 11.8K GitHub stars and 2.75K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Django has a broader approval, being mentioned in 993 company stacks & 914 developers stacks; compared to Scala, which is listed in 437 company stacks and 324 developer stacks.

What is Django?

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

What is Scala?

Scala is an acronym for โ€œScalable Languageโ€. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.
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What are some alternatives to Django and Scala?
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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datapile uses ScalaScala

Scala is the God of languages. A legend. The Mount Rushmore of hybrid OO/functional languages is Scala's face four times over.

Ok, honestly, we love Scala. We love(d) Java (and it's parents C and C++), and we love(d) all the languages that borrowed cough stole cough from Java over the years such as Groovy, Clojure, and C#.

It may not be perfect (it totally is, but since programming languages don't have egos of their own, we don't want to paint it too bright), but it is awesome. It runs on the JVM, you can utilize Spring, it works great for data processing (which is sorta kinda the thing we do here, folks), and it just makes sense at all levels.

If you don't like Scala, we feel sorry for the projects that are suffering due to your choices, meanwhile we are using Scala to write everything from JavaScript, CSS, SQL, and JSON directly within itself (go figure), so in the end no one will know the beauty of this powerhouse language (except for our engineers, of course).

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Foursquare uses ScalaScala

Nearly our entire server codebase is written in Scala (if you haven't heard of it, it's a programming language that is basically what you would get if Java + ML had a baby). This has worked out super well. It enables us to write concise easy to deal with code that is typechecked at compile time. It's also been a big help with recruiting.

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papaver uses ScalaScala

worked with scala for around 2 years. really enjoyed the language and getting back into the world of functional. unfortunately the community is heavily fragmented and the language itself broken and inconsistent. that with the various factions involved made it a put of for long term investment.

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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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Stanislaus Madueke uses ScalaScala

Scala, Akka and Spray (which became Akka-Http) provided the building blocks for the menu service.
Akka's actors and finite-state machine were a natural way to model a USSD menu (a series of stateful interactions between a subscriber and the USSD gateway).

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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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Giovanni Candido da Silva uses ScalaScala

Replaces entirely the Java Language to build a much more expressive and powerful code on the backend, while leveraging at the same time the Java Platform Tools and Frameworks, is a mixture of old and mature with new and sexy.

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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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