If you are into web development, then you must have come across the framework named Python, haven’t you?
You have, right?
Yes, that was quite obvious, as Python currently is one of the most robust and most flexible frameworks currently thriving in the market.
Now talking about Python frameworks, they have their own good points but these good points bring with them some bad points as well.
And, here rises a confusion among developers, “which one should I opt for?”.
Well, are you one of them? It’s nothing to be ashamed of as almost 90% of all developers have this identical confusion when it comes to choosing one of the frameworks.
So, here I am with these 6 such Python frameworks that are capable enough of meeting your expectations.
Are you such kind of a developer who loves to take into account all such best practices?
Well, if you are, then this is the best option for you to opt for.
If you are in a hurry to craft prototypes or if you are looking forward to opting for such an app that is standalone, no other framework can be as useful as Flask can, in such cases.
Talking more about Flask, I must say that this framework comes with the Jinja template engine. And that also by default. Besides, as this framework is quite a small one, so, it focuses more on simplicity, rather than crafting phenomenal features.
Thus, you can already understand that due to such a work method, it takes lesser time than other frameworks to produce outputs.
Also, this framework is not quite on the time-consuming end when it is about setting it up.
Now, talking particularly about the pros, I would say, it has quite a convenient way of uploading files and the verification procedure for new users is also very easy when compared to other Python frameworks.
Though there are cons as well. This framework provides developers with lesser numbers of extensions when compared to another Python framework, Django.
Well, but how’s Django? Let’s figure it out.
Well, unlike Flask, Django focuses more on the quality part.
Yes, this is a very efficient as well as a very high-quality Python framework.
So, if you are working on something like an eCommerce website that focuses more on quality, then Django will be the ideal option for you. This robust framework will help you immensely in your work by delivering high-quality outputs in a much lesser amount of time.
And, the best part, you need to be an expert python developer to get fabulous results using Django.
You will get the thing you want, be it a template engine or an Object-relational mapping (ORM) technique.
Moreover, if you are looking forward to using your framework that’s for web application as a Content Management System or CMs, this is the one framework that won’t let you seek for anything else. This framework is capable of fulfilling all your requirements.
Finally, there’s one thing that’s left to tell you. This framework is an open source framework, which means to get your hands on this framework you require to invest no penny.
Talking about pros, Django provides developers with Django Rest Framework, which you’ll find useful enough to craft mobile applications.
Though the templating system of this framework is not the best-in-class.
Now, this python framework is more object-oriented.
So, I guess it is already clear to you that crafting web applications using this HTTP framework is more feels more like building an object-oriented program.
This framework is quite an updated one as it runs on the newest versions of Python, Android and Jython.
Like any other Pythonic framework, this one also has its own pros and cons.
Talking about pros, using this framework you can simply test your crafted application live in the preview mode. Not just this, CherryPy is so fast a framework that with this framework you can craft web application within minutes and this gives you enough time to test your ideas.
Also, this framework is so much in demand that it is being utilized by everyone in the tech industry, be it a small industry or one of the enterpriselevels.
Though, as I said already, there are certain cons in CherryPy as well. Working with this framework would require you a very high configuration machine as if your machine is not of enough high quality, this framework might lag or even crash at times.
And, this framework comes with lesser features than most other frameworks, that are present in my list.
This framework is an event-driven networking engine.
Twisted is such a framework that is written in Python 2 but it gets its license from MIT which is open source. So, this makes the fact clear to us that to use Twisted you wouldn’t require spending a single penny.
To let you know, twisted is so updated that this framework perfectly fits in with Python 3 as well.
Talking of its pros, let me tell you that this Pythonic framework named Twisted is one of the fastest frameworks that are present in the market currently. And as this comes for free, so, if you wish to craft something just for testing or something that is of not much high level, you can definitely opt for this framework.
Though, twisted fails to meet requirements when it is about coding usual web applications.
Well, not so many cons are there. Quite handy a framework Twisted is, don’t you agree?
Just like Twisted, Tornado is another framework that is asynchronous.
Created by FriendFeed, this framework uses such network I/O that is non-blocking. And for this very reason, Tornado is capable of scaling numerous open connections. Well, a good framework for long polling, isn’t it?
This fits in well with WebSockets as well.
It can create such web applications that can create a long-lived connection with every user.
Now, this statement of mine will tell you about the efficiency of Tornado. If you wish to code some web application and you are failing to achieve considerable results, you can look forward to Tornado. You’ll definitely achieve far better performance.
Also, if you can craft this framework in a proper way, this can even tackle biggies like C10K problems.
But, as the quality of Tornado framework is somewhere between Django and Flask, you might find lesser features than you had expected.
Ultimately, Tornado framework is not much thread-safe.
The only way to work with Tornado in a safe way is to call “IOLoop.add_callback” from several other threads.
Well, you can also make use of“IOLoop.run_in_executor” to run blocking functions on other threads asynchronously, but keep in mind that if a function is passed to “run_in_executor” one should always avoid taking reference from any other Tornado object. I would recommend working with blocking code“run_in_executor”.
Cyclone is such a framework that is one of its kind. Despite being a Python-based framework, this framework stands out of the rest frameworks of this list.
This framework is a web-server one.
Moreover, this framework uses nothing but the Tornado Application Program Interface just as a Twisted Protocol.
And this makes it apparent that why it’s application program interface or API is just like Tornado.
Cyclone, precisely Cyclone io, is nothing but a kind of sister framework of another Pythonic framework Tornado.
No wonder, why their names are so similar.
Though, Cyclone has a good number of perks to mention. Such for instance, this marvelous framework is so proficient in working hand-in-hand with HTTP that while performing the same, it can make use of email, IRC, ssh etc. at ease, simultaneously.
And, unlike the Pythonic Framework Twisted, this versatile framework is quite familiar with coding conventional web applications.
But I should also mention the fact that it belongs from comparatively a smaller community as it is just the sister framework of Tornado.
Much considerable a framework, isn’t it?
Which One Will You Opt for?
Well, you can get your job done by any of these above-mentioned frameworks.
It all depends on which of the features you are looking for and what web application you wish to create. But before choosing one, just take your time to go through all these frameworks deeply. Without in-depth knowledge, you won’t be able to do anything good with any of these frameworks.
I hope this article has helped you enough in understanding which framework goes the best with your requirements and which can get you the best results that you have been looking for. Tell us what you feel in the comments section.
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