Django is an open-source framework for backend web applications based on Python — one of the top web development languages. Its main goals are simplicity, flexibility, reliability, and scalability.
Django can be (and has been) used to build almost any type of website — from content management systems and wikis, through to social networks and news sites. It can work with any client-side framework, and can deliver content in almost any format (including HTML, RSS feeds, JSON, and XML).
Django lets you build apps fast. However, it is slower than Flask. Due to fewer abstraction layers, Flask is faster than Django. It is a full-stack framework with almost everything built-in — a batteries-included approach.
For example, Flask is suitable for smaller projects that need the flexibility to add particular libraries both now and in the future. Django is great for large projects that require security, scalability, and built-in features.
Most people find Flask easier to learn than Django as it offers greater flexibility and a less rigid working style. But while Django has a steeper learning curve, it can pay off if you build secure and scalable web apps that will grow in complexity.
Netflix is built on Flask, a web application micro-framework of python. It uses RESTful APIs to process alerts.
Flask will make your life easier than Django if you're looking to create a simple web app with a few static pages. Many programmers find Flask to be easily scalable for smaller web applications. It comes with a built-in development server and fast debugger.
Developers do not have full control over the modules and functions of Django because of built-in libraries. Flask allows developers full control over the creation of applications with no dependencies from external libraries. The working style of Flask is diversified style. Django does not support any virtual debugging.
Jobs. If you're looking for a job as a Python web developer, Django is the better choice. There are almost twice as many listings for Django developers as for Flask on major job boards such as Indeed.com. However, this disparity is likely due to the fact that Django is a much more specific choice than Flask.
Enables smooth functioning of popular applications
|Flask was launched in 2010
|Django was launched in 2004
|Flask is used on websites like Netflix, Uber and Reddit
|Django is used on websites like Instagram, Spotify and Dropbox
Yes, you should learn Flask. It is simple, easy to use, and ideal for speedy development. Moreover, it's a popular framework that's used by a lot of professional developers.