Django REST framework vs Lumen: What are the differences?
Django REST framework: Web APIs for Django. Django REST framework is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs; Lumen: The stunningly fast PHP micro-framework by Laravel. Laravel Lumen is a stunningly fast PHP micro-framework for building web applications with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Lumen attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as routing, database abstraction, queueing, and caching.
Django REST framework and Lumen can be primarily classified as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.
"Browsable api" is the top reason why over 54 developers like Django REST framework, while over 16 developers mention "API" as the leading cause for choosing Lumen.
Django REST framework and Lumen are both open source tools. Django REST framework with 14.5K GitHub stars and 4.29K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Lumen with 6.29K GitHub stars and 833 GitHub forks.
AX Semantics, Crowdkeep, and Shippo are some of the popular companies that use Django REST framework, whereas Lumen is used by Next, Index.co, and Uptime Robot. Django REST framework has a broader approval, being mentioned in 159 company stacks & 77 developers stacks; compared to Lumen, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.
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