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Flask vs Spring: 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 Spring? Provides a comprehensive programming and configuration model for modern Java-based enterprise applications. A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.

Flask and Spring are primarily classified as "Microframeworks (Backend)" and "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools respectively.

"Lightweight", "Python" and "Minimal" are the key factors why developers consider Flask; whereas "Java", "Open source" and "Great community" are the primary reasons why Spring is favored.

Flask and Spring are both open source tools. Flask with 45.2K GitHub stars and 12.7K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Spring with 30.6K GitHub stars and 19.6K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Flask has a broader approval, being mentioned in 511 company stacks & 531 developers stacks; compared to Spring, which is listed in 319 company stacks and 184 developer stacks.

Pros of Flask
Pros of Spring
  • 297
    Lightweight
  • 257
    Python
  • 207
    Minimal
  • 140
    Open source
  • 95
    Documentation
  • 62
    Easy to use
  • 51
    Easy to setup and get it going
  • 51
    Well designed
  • 45
    Easy to develop and maintain applications
  • 43
    Easy to get started
  • 15
    Beautiful code
  • 14
    Rapid development
  • 12
    Powerful
  • 12
    Expressive
  • 11
    Awesome
  • 10
    Love it
  • 10
    Speed
  • 9
    Simple to use
  • 9
    Flexibilty
  • 8
    Get started quickly
  • 8
    For it flexibility
  • 8
    Perfect for small to large projects with superb docs.
  • 7
    Flexibilty and easy to use
  • 7
    Easy to integrate
  • 7
    Productive
  • 6
    Customizable
  • 6
    Not JS
  • 5
    Secured
  • 5
    User friendly
  • 5
    Flask
  • 3
    Unopinionated
  • 216
    Java
  • 153
    Open source
  • 131
    Great community
  • 117
    Very powerful
  • 110
    Enterprise
  • 61
    Lot of great subprojects
  • 58
    Easy setup
  • 44
    Convention , configuration, done
  • 37
    Standard
  • 29
    Love the logic
  • 10
    Dependency injection
  • 10
    Good documentation
  • 9
    Stability
  • 6
    MVC
  • 6
    Easy
  • 3
    Makes the hard stuff fun & the easy stuff automatic
  • 3
    Strong typing
  • 2
    Great Desgin
  • 2
    Integrations with most other Java frameworks
  • 2
    Easy Integration with Spring Security
  • 2
    Maven
  • 1
    Best practices
  • 1
    Live project
  • 1
    OracleDb integration
  • 1
    Code maintenance
  • 1
    Large ecosystem with seamless integration
  • 1
    Java has more support and more libraries
  • 1
    Supports vast databases

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Cons of Flask
Cons of Spring
  • 10
    Not JS
  • 7
    Context
  • 3
    Not fast
  • 12
    Draws you into its own ecosystem and bloat
  • 2
    Verbose configuration
  • 2
    Poor documentation
  • 1
    Java

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What is Flask?

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

What is Spring?

A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.

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