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Hug vs Kemal: What are the differences?

What is Hug? New Python REST API and CLI micro-framework. Hug aims to make developing Python driven APIs as simple as possible, but no simpler. As a result, it drastically simplifies Python API development.

What is Kemal? Fast, simple web framework for Crystal. Lightning Fast, Super Simple micro web framework written in Crystal programming language Inspired by Sinatra. .

Hug and Kemal can be primarily classified as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.

Hug and Kemal are both open source tools. Hug with 5.8K GitHub stars and 344 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Kemal with 2.61K GitHub stars and 140 GitHub forks.

What is Hug?

Hug aims to make developing Python driven APIs as simple as possible, but no simpler. As a result, it drastically simplifies Python API development.

What is Kemal?

Lightning Fast, Super Simple micro web framework written in Crystal programming language. Inspired by Sinatra.
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      Pierre Chapuis
      Pierre Chapuis
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      Gunicorn
      Gunicorn
      Python
      Python
      SQLAlchemy
      SQLAlchemy
      Hug
      Hug
      Flask
      Flask

      Unlike our frontend, we chose Flask, a microframework, for our backend. We use it with Python 3 and Gunicorn.

      One of the reasons was that I have significant experience with this framework. However, it also was a rather straightforward choice given that our backend almost only serves REST APIs, and that most of the work is talking to the database with SQLAlchemy .

      We could have gone with something like Hug but it is kind of early. We might revisit that decision for new services later on.

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