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Elm vs Flask: What are the differences?

Elm: A type inferred, functional reactive language that compiles to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Writing HTML apps is super easy with elm-lang/html. Not only does it render extremely fast, it also quietly guides you towards well-architected code; 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.

Elm belongs to "Languages" category of the tech stack, while Flask can be primarily classified under "Microframeworks (Backend)".

"Code stays clean" is the top reason why over 37 developers like Elm, while over 261 developers mention "Lightweight" as the leading cause for choosing Flask.

Elm and Flask are both open source tools. Flask with 45.2K GitHub stars and 12.7K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Elm with 5.3K GitHub stars and 424 GitHub forks.

Netflix, reddit, and Lyft are some of the popular companies that use Flask, whereas Elm is used by Brilliant, NoRedInk, and RolePoint. Flask has a broader approval, being mentioned in 511 company stacks & 532 developers stacks; compared to Elm, which is listed in 27 company stacks and 35 developer stacks.

What is Elm?

Writing HTML apps is super easy with elm-lang/html. Not only does it render extremely fast, it also quietly guides you towards well-architected code.

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 Elm and Flask?
    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.
    TypeScript
    TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
    PHP
    Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
    JavaScript
    JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
    Python
    Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
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    Reviews of Elm and Flask
    Avatar of mjhea0
    Software Engineer at TestDriven Labs
    Review ofFlaskFlask

    Flask is a light, yet powerful Python web framework perfect for quickly building smaller web applications. It's a "micro-framework" that's easy to learn and simple to use, so it's perfect for those new to web development as well as those looking to rapidly develop a web application.

    How developers use Elm and Flask
    Avatar of Jack Littleton
    Jack Littleton uses FlaskFlask

    I use Flask for times when I need to create a REST API that interfaces with other Python code, or there is no specific reason why I'd want to use Node.JS. I prefer Flask because of its small learning curve, allowing me to get started coding as quickly as possible

    Avatar of Cloudify
    Cloudify uses FlaskFlask

    This lightweight web framework enables quick REST API development while enabling easy clustering, and the usage of multiple worker processes required to scale the REST API service to meet high volume requirements.

    Avatar of Sail Tactics
    Sail Tactics uses FlaskFlask

    Service to query NOAA weather forecasts data and service to build tidal current forecast maps using AWS EC2 and Geoserver

    Avatar of OnlineCity
    OnlineCity uses FlaskFlask

    Flask drives our APIs, both the Website APIs and the majority of the REST Messaging APIs

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    papaver uses FlaskFlask

    used flask for a few personal projects. enjoyed its simplicity and ease of use.

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    Tinkhaven uses ElmElm

    Frontend application

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