Python as a server-side programming language offers a wide range of web frameworks to its developers. Generally, they either choose a micro, lightweight Python web framework to build simple web applications or a full-stack Python web framework with a number of robust features and tools to develop large & complex web applications.
Two widely used Python web frameworks are Flask and Django. While Django provides a full-featured Model-View-Controller Framework, Flask is an extensible minimalist framework. Django is developed based on the batteries-included approach, whereas Flask doesn’t need any specific libraries or tools. While Django accelerates custom web application development, Flask helps the developer to create a simple web application much faster.
Comparing Django and Flask Through Below Data Visualization
Like the dialogue, “Gentlemen, you had my curiosity, but now you have my attention”, from the movie Django Unchained, though Flask is recommended for early prototyping or for learning opportunities, Django is any day better if you’re focused on the final product as you can customize complex web applications.
Django is a heavier framework but helps you in saving a lot of time in setting up repetitive components of a web application. On the other hand, Flask can help you figure out how the pieces fit together more easily if you’re learning web programming but the learning curve will be steeper!
You and your team have to do a trade-off depending on the context, project constraints, time, manpower, and budget and choose the right framework which can help you build your application quickly and effectively.
Meanwhile, you can go through our Python-Django Course to study the web framework in-depth.