django-unicorn VS Flask

Compare django-unicorn vs Flask and see what are their differences.


The magical reactive component framework for Django ✨ (by adamghill)


The Python micro framework for building web applications. (by pallets)
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Posts with mentions or reviews of django-unicorn. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-23.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Flask. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-22.
  • Ask HN: Simplest stack to build web apps in 2021?
    17 projects | | 22 Nov 2021
  • How to deploy your Python Flask projects
    2 projects | | 16 Nov 2021
    Flask is a straightforward framework for Python web development that makes it easy to get started on your web applications.
  • Getting started with Flask and Cerberus - Building a Chess Analysis App (Part 2)
    1 project | | 16 Nov 2021
    We're using Flask as our web server because it is very lightweight, so we'll want to install that next.
  • Can I use google cloud for free for non commercial purpose?
    3 projects | | 14 Nov 2021
    If your app is really small/short, you're only fetching crime data and rendering a static image, you can probably do it all with a Cloud Function. This way you don't even need to have nor learn about nor use full web frameworks like Flask, Django, Pyramid, etc. Just raw code plus an HTML template and perhaps a tiny bit of Flask/Jinja2 to render the template.
  • Most Popular Backend Frameworks of 2021
    10 projects | | 10 Oct 2021
    GitHub stars: 54708 (
  • nestjs vs django
    2 projects | | 6 Oct 2021
    Have a look at Flask:
  • LAMP is dead! Long live (Perl) web frameworks!
    19 projects | | 5 Oct 2021
    and Python (e.g., Django, Flask, web2py).
  • Most Popular Backend Framework of 2021
    6 projects | | 22 Sep 2021
    Numbers/metrics/info: Initial release: April 1, 2010 GitHub stars: 54708 ( 980 companies use Flask (‍
  • 3 Patterns for Cookiecutter Templates
    4 projects | | 27 Jul 2021
    Cookiecutter is a command-line utility that creates projects from templates. There's a list of templates maintained by the cookiecutter team and plenty of community awesome lists. It's built with python and uses the jinja templating framework (found in python web frameworks like flask). You can use it to make a template for pretty much anything! All you need to get started is pip install cookiecutter.
  • The Generational Divide in Software Developers
    2 projects | | 26 Jul 2021
    I don't buy the authors testing argument for a couple of reasons:

    1. Verification is automated - From my perspective, tests predominantly serve to document AND verify the behavior of code. You don't have to follow TDD to buy into the idea that tests serve to verify behavior of the code that was written. Some applies to formal verification of software.

    2. Documentation stays in sync with tests - I'd imagine that any snippet of code is read 2-10x more than it ever changes and tests help with that reading process. Writing tests means you're optimizing for the thing that happens most often AND you are somewhat guaranteed that your testing "documentation" stays up-to-date because as software evolves the tests will need to evolve as well there is an immediate penalty for not updating the tests; there is no corresponding immediate penalty for forgetting to update a specification document. The older a piece of software is the harder it will become to understand: the original developers stop working on it, the documentation becomes stale, context and initial reasoning for certain decisions is lost. In such an environment it's, in my experience, generally easier to make changes to old code bases with lots of testing because generally tests will tell you if there is something you don't understand with nearly instantaneous feedback: write some code, run the tests and it either works or it doesn't.

    Similarly, I don't get the authors argument that code is more illegible than it has been in the past. More modern languages make this as easy as possible to get correct. Take something like Flask [1] written in Python and generally considered to be well-written and compare that to the C code in SQLite [2] which is generally considered to be well-written C and tell me which is easier to understand without any prior knowledge.


What are some alternatives?

When comparing django-unicorn and Flask you can also consider the following projects:

fastapi - FastAPI framework, high performance, easy to learn, fast to code, ready for production

Django - The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines.

CherryPy - CherryPy is a pythonic, object-oriented HTTP framework.

Tornado - Tornado is a Python web framework and asynchronous networking library, originally developed at FriendFeed.

quart - Official mirror of

Bottle - is a fast and simple micro-framework for python web-applications. - is a web framework for python that is as simple as it is powerful.

Masonite - The Modern And Developer Centric Python Web Framework. Be sure to read the documentation and join the Slack channel questions:

dash - Analytical Web Apps for Python, R, Julia, and Jupyter. No JavaScript Required.

htmx - </> htmx - high power tools for HTML

web2py - Free and open source full-stack enterprise framework for agile development of secure database-driven web-based applications, written and programmable in Python.

Pyramid - Pyramid - A Python web framework