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.
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.
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