dj-database-url VS python-decouple

Compare dj-database-url vs python-decouple and see what are their differences.


Use Database URLs in your Django Application. (by jazzband)


Strict separation of config from code. (by HBNetwork)
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dj-database-url python-decouple
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7.3 1.6
about 1 month ago 19 days ago
Python Python
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of dj-database-url. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-13.


Posts with mentions or reviews of python-decouple. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-07.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing dj-database-url and python-decouple you can also consider the following projects:

python-dotenv - Reads key-value pairs from a .env file and can set them as environment variables. It helps in developing applications following the 12-factor principles.

django-environ - Django-environ allows you to utilize 12factor inspired environment variables to configure your Django application.


django-dotenv - Loads environment variables from .env

dynaconf - Configuration Management for Python ⚙

hydra - Hydra is a framework for elegantly configuring complex applications

ConfigObj - Python 3+ compatible port of the configobj library

django-split-settings - Organize Django settings into multiple files and directories. Easily override and modify settings. Use wildcards and optional settings files.

profig - A straightforward configuration library for Python.

classyconf - Declarative and extensible library for configuration & code separation

parse_it - A python library for parsing multiple types of config files, envvars & command line arguments that takes the headache out of setting app configurations.

environs - simplified environment variable parsing