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Flask vs Lumen: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Lumen? The stunningly fast PHP micro-framework by Laravel. Laravel Lumen is a stunningly fast PHP micro-framework for building web applications with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Lumen attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as routing, database abstraction, queueing, and caching.

Flask and Lumen can be categorized as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.

"Lightweight" is the top reason why over 261 developers like Flask, while over 16 developers mention "API" as the leading cause for choosing Lumen.

Flask and Lumen are both open source tools. It seems that Flask with 45.2K GitHub stars and 12.7K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Lumen with 6.31K GitHub stars and 836 GitHub forks.

Netflix, reddit, and Lyft are some of the popular companies that use Flask, whereas Lumen is used by Geocodio, Next, and Index.co. Flask has a broader approval, being mentioned in 511 company stacks & 531 developers stacks; compared to Lumen, which is listed in 34 company stacks and 25 developer stacks.

What is Flask?

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

What is Lumen?

Laravel Lumen is a stunningly fast PHP micro-framework for building web applications with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Lumen attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as routing, database abstraction, queueing, and caching.

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    By using non-blocking network I/O, Tornado can scale to tens of thousands of open connections, making it ideal for long polling, WebSockets, and other applications that require a long-lived connection to each user.
    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.
    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.
    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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    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 Flask and Lumen
    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

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    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

    Avatar of jvihrial
    jvihrial uses LumenLumen

    First our BE was pure PHP, then it evolved to Laravel and now we are on Lumen. Superb.

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    papaver uses FlaskFlask

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

    Avatar of Gums Up
    Gums Up uses LumenLumen

    We have a service for resizing and serving images.

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    thanawatsenawat uses LumenLumen

    For leaning to Create REST API

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    Andrei Kun uses LumenLumen

    JSON API Framework

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