Flask vs. Rails API vs. Iron



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Description

What is Flask?

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

What is Rails API?

Rails::API is a subset of a normal Rails application, created for applications that don't require all functionality that a complete Rails application provides. It is a bit more lightweight, and consequently a bit faster than a normal Rails application. The main example for its usage is in API applications only, where you usually don't need the entire Rails middleware stack nor template generation.

What is Iron?

Iron is a high level web framework built in and for Rust, built on hyper. Iron is designed to take advantage of Rust's greatest features - its excellent type system and its principled approach to ownership in both single threaded and multi threaded contexts.

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Pros

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Cons

What are the cons of using Flask?
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What are the cons of using Rails API?
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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use Flask?
582 companies on StackShare use Flask
What companies use Rails API?
5 companies on StackShare use Rails API
What companies use Iron?
10 companies on StackShare use Iron

Integrations

What tools integrate with Flask?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Flask
What tools integrate with Rails API?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails API
What tools integrate with Iron?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Iron

What are some alternatives to Flask, Rails API, and Iron?

  • ExpressJS - Sinatra inspired web development framework for node.js -- insanely fast, flexible, and simple
  • Django REST framework - Web APIs for Django
  • Sinatra - Classy web-development dressed in a DSL
  • hapi - Server Framework for Node.js

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