django-activity-stream VS PublicActivity

Compare django-activity-stream vs PublicActivity and see what are their differences.


Generate generic activity streams from the actions on your site. Users can follow any actors' activities for personalized streams. (by justquick)


Easy activity tracking for models - similar to Github's Public Activity (by chaps-io)
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django-activity-stream PublicActivity
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1,991 2,824
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3.9 0.0
14 days ago 26 days ago
Python Ruby
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License MIT License
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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of PublicActivity. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-08.
  • How to Create A Flexible, Performant Audit Trail In Ruby on Rails With A GraphQL API
    2 projects | | 8 Apr 2021
    You often want to track what user's are doing throughout your app. There are some gems that help you do this. For example, activerecord_activity_tracker or public_activity. However, gems like these sometimes utilize polymorphic relationships, which don't scale well, or they're very opinionated about the setup. When your requirements differ from the default setup, it can become cumbersome to implement.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing django-activity-stream and PublicActivity you can also consider the following projects:

Stream-Framework - Stream Framework is a Python library, which allows you to build news feed, activity streams and notification systems using Cassandra and/or Redis. The authors of Stream-Framework also provide a cloud service for feed technology:

ActsAsTaggableOn - A tagging plugin for Rails applications that allows for custom tagging along dynamic contexts.

Acts As Votable - Votable ActiveRecord for Rails

Unread - Handle unread records and mark them as read with Ruby on Rails

acts_as_follower - A Gem to add Follow functionality for models

BabySqueel - :pig: An expressive query DSL for Active Record 4 and 5

rails_or - Cleaner syntax for writing OR Query in Rails 5, 6. And also add #or support to Rails 3 and 4.

Metka - Rails gem to manage tags with PostgreSQL array columns.

Acts As Commentable with Threading - Similar to acts_as_commentable; however, utilizes awesome_nested_set to provide threaded comments

arel-helpers - Useful tools to help construct database queries with ActiveRecord and Arel.

Acts As Commentable - The ActiveRecord acts_as_commentable plugin

Merit - Reputation engine for Rails apps