Building modern Python API backends in 2022

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  • starlite

    Light, Flexible and Extensible ASGI API framework

    Honestly, it would be better to recommend Starlite. It's FastAPI with a real development community, and a better attitude to PR and issues. I'm gradually purging our company's code base of Tiangolo's software. His projects have been cool and useful, but I don't want our software to be dependant on one single guy.

  • connexion

    Swagger/OpenAPI First framework for Python on top of Flask with automatic endpoint validation & OAuth2 support

    FastAPI looks great but i'm to invested in Flask-Connexion.

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  • django-ninja

    💨 Fast, Async-ready, Openapi, type hints based framework for building APIs

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