Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Falcon

77
180
+ 1
88
Flask

13.6K
11.3K
+ 1
1.5K
Add tool

Falcon vs Flask: What are the differences?

Developers describe Falcon as "High-performance Python framework for building cloud APIs and web app backends". Falcon is a minimalist WSGI library for building speedy web APIs and app backends. We like to think of Falcon as the Dieter Rams of web frameworks. On the other hand, Flask is detailed as "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.

Falcon and Flask belong to "Microframeworks (Backend)" category of the tech stack.

"Python" is the top reason why over 7 developers like Falcon, while over 261 developers mention "Lightweight" as the leading cause for choosing Flask.

Falcon and Flask are both open source tools. Flask with 44.8K GitHub stars and 12.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Falcon with 6.74K GitHub stars and 700 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Flask has a broader approval, being mentioned in 502 company stacks & 509 developers stacks; compared to Falcon, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

Advice on Falcon and Flask
Needs advice
on
Flask
and
Django REST framework

Hey! So I am planning to make an e-commerce website with React Native as my frontend technology stack and MongoDB as my database. I was wondering what will be the best REST framework to use for my backend that will simply serve the frontend. Is Django rest framework a good option or should I go with Flask? I am currently leaning towards flask as the development team is well versed in it. Please help!

See more
Replies (2)
Mayur Borse
Software Engineer at hyphenOs · | 2 upvotes · 21.5K views
Recommends
fastapi
FastAPI

FastAPI is modern microframework. If you haven't used any of them, I'd suggest FastAPI. Django REST is also good if you have previous experience with it.

See more
Preeti Yuankrathok
Software Consultant at CODIUM · | 2 upvotes · 17.3K views

If the application is simple such as less endpoint or simple logic, I'd suggest Flask. But what you're building is quite a large system that contains many logics and a lot of models. So I'd suggest you with Django and Django REST framework. Django ORM is also one of the best ORM in the world as well.

See more
kristan-dev
Senior Solutions Analyst · | 7 upvotes · 130.5K views

My journey to developing REST APIs started with Flask Restful, and I've found it to be enough for the needs of my project back then. Now that I've started investing more time on personal projects, I've yet to decide if I should move to use Django for writing REST APIs. I often see job posts looking for Python+Django developers, but it's usually for full-stack developers. I'm primarily interested in Data Engineering, so most of my web projects are back end.

Should I continue with what I know (Flask) or move on to Django?

See more
Replies (1)
Rafael Torres
Technical Lead at 4Agile · | 9 upvotes · 121.3K views

If you want to be a Web developer with knowledge in another frontend and NoSql technology, maybe continue with Flask. However, if you want to create very fast solutions to grow up with a new business and merge these with data analysis and other tools, Django is the answer. Basically read more about the service architecture where you feel more comfortable, Microservice or Monolithic, but please will not married with any because they solve issues to different contexts.

See more
Girish Sharma
Software Engineer at FireVisor Systems · | 6 upvotes · 100.4K views
Needs advice
on
Nameko
Flask
and
Bottle

Which is the best Python framework for microservices?

We are using Nameko for building microservices in Python. The things we really like are dependency injection and the ease with which one can expose endpoints via RPC over RabbitMQ. We are planning to try a tool that helps us write polyglot microservices and nameko is not super compatible with it. Also, we are a bit worried about the not so good community support from nameko and looking for a python alternate to write microservices.

See more
Replies (1)
Recommends
Bottle

Bottle is much less bloated and fast. Its built-in templating system is one of the fastest as it compiles the templates in bytecode. Also Bottle has no depenencies, preventing dependency bloat.

See more
Saurav Pandit
Application Devloper at Bny Mellon · | 5 upvotes · 96.8K views

I have just started learning Python 3 weeks ago. I want to create a REST API using python. The API will be used to save form data in an Oracle database. The front end is using AngularJS 8 with Angular Material. In python, there are so many frameworks to develop REST APIs.

I am looking for some suggestions which REST framework to choose?

Here are some features I am looking for:

  • Easy integration and unit testing, like in Angular. We just want to run a command.

  • Code packaging, like in java maven project we can build and package. I am looking for something which I can push in as an artifact and deploy whole code as a package.

  • Support for swagger/ OpenAPI

  • Support for JSON Web Token

  • Support for test case coverage report

Framework can have features included or can be available by extension. Also, you can suggest a framework other than the ones I have mentioned.

See more
Replies (1)
Recommends
Flask
at

For starters flask provides a beautiful and easy way to create REST APIs. Also its supported by excellent beginner docs as well as a very active community. Another good thing with Flask is its widely available list of plugins which allow you to build as you go. Its also good in performance and can scale to a quite decent level. However, if you are sure your project is going to be fairly big, it would be better to start with Django as it provides a lot of features out of the box and is extremely stable in performance. Both these frameworks have support for Swagger, JWT, Coverage Report although you have to install plugins for them. Deploying both of these are fairly simple and there is huge documentation available. Django has one of the best documentations I have come across. I hope I was able to answer your queries.

See more
Decisions about Falcon and Flask

We decided to expose our small machine learning (ML) pipeline as a REST API. This allows us to nicely separate concerns from the rest of the codebase. There are two very popular choices in Python for building APIs: Flask and FastAPI. We have experience with both, but find that FastAPIs use of static type hints and validation with Pydantic allow us to build better APIs faster.

See more
Get Advice from developers at your company using Private StackShare. Sign up for Private StackShare.
Learn More
Pros of Falcon
Pros of Flask
  • 13
    Python
  • 11
    FAST
  • 10
    Minimal
  • 8
    REST oriented
  • 8
    Well designed
  • 8
    Open source
  • 6
    Powerful
  • 6
    Really Light Weight
  • 5
    Easy to develop and maintain applications
  • 4
    Documentation
  • 3
    Easy to deploy
  • 3
    Easy to get started
  • 2
    Its simple while not limited
  • 1
    Faster
  • 0
    Kkk
  • 305
    Lightweight
  • 265
    Python
  • 210
    Minimal
  • 141
    Open source
  • 96
    Documentation
  • 64
    Easy to use
  • 53
    Easy to setup and get it going
  • 52
    Well designed
  • 46
    Easy to develop and maintain applications
  • 44
    Easy to get started
  • 16
    Beautiful code
  • 14
    Rapid development
  • 12
    Awesome
  • 12
    Expressive
  • 12
    Powerful
  • 11
    Speed
  • 10
    Love it
  • 9
    Flexibilty
  • 9
    Simple to use
  • 8
    Perfect for small to large projects with superb docs.
  • 8
    Easy to integrate
  • 8
    Get started quickly
  • 8
    For it flexibility
  • 7
    Productive
  • 7
    Flexibilty and easy to use
  • 7
    Customizable
  • 6
    Flask
  • 6
    Not JS
  • 5
    User friendly
  • 5
    Secured
  • 4
    Unopinionated
  • 1
    Secure

Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

Cons of Falcon
Cons of Flask
    Be the first to leave a con
    • 10
      Not JS
    • 7
      Context
    • 3
      Not fast

    Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

    What is Falcon?

    Falcon is a minimalist WSGI library for building speedy web APIs and app backends. We like to think of Falcon as the Dieter Rams of web frameworks.

    What is Flask?

    Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.

    Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

    What companies use Falcon?
    What companies use Flask?
    See which teams inside your own company are using Falcon or Flask.
    Sign up for Private StackShareLearn More

    Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

    What tools integrate with Falcon?
    What tools integrate with Flask?

    Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

    Blog Posts

    What are some alternatives to Falcon and Flask?
    ExpressJS
    Express is a minimal and flexible node.js web application framework, providing a robust set of features for building single and multi-page, and hybrid web applications.
    Django REST framework
    It is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs.
    Sinatra
    Sinatra is a DSL for quickly creating web applications in Ruby with minimal effort.
    Koa
    Koa aims to be a smaller, more expressive, and more robust foundation for web applications and APIs. Through leveraging generators Koa allows you to ditch callbacks and greatly increase error-handling. Koa does not bundle any middleware.
    hapi
    hapi is a simple to use configuration-centric framework with built-in support for input validation, caching, authentication, and other essential facilities for building web applications and services.
    See all alternatives