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Directus reviews and mentions

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  • Why Is the Django Admin "Ugly"?
    3 projects | | 27 Oct 2023
    It depends on your skillsets, but I'd highly recommend especially if you need "slickness" to raise money otherwise try a pyhat stack if you hate javascript.
  • Building a Blog in Django
    12 projects | | 12 Sep 2023
    The admin is extremely unacceptable for anything beyond trivial borderline trivial use cases, and the modifications you'd have to make are just awful especially the more interactive something needs to be. The extremely tight integration between models and the modeladmin is a blessing and curse.

    The people who like Django,also tend to overload it to do everything. This makes sense at small companies. The only place I really see Django at large companies is as an api using DRF or something.

    For internal admins, I've been lobbying to use at my company.

  • Show HN: I built a Python web framework from scratch
    4 projects | | 9 Sep 2023
  • I need recommendations for creating an API. Start from scratch, or are there projects I can build from?
    2 projects | /r/webdev | 20 Aug 2023
    I initially looked into CMS's like Strapi and Directus to possibly handle my admin UI + API all at once. I haven't found anything that looks like it can do this yet, but I'd be very happy to be proven wrong. I would prefer it to be based in .NET or Node.js since I am more familiar with those, but there's no reason I couldn't do PHP either.
  • Pros and cons of off-the-shelf solutions for creating a control panel
    6 projects | /r/reactjs | 13 Jul 2023
    - We want a solution that creates CRUD (create, read, update, delete) quickly and requires minimal effort. - We want to be able to create some sort of complex interface if the task requires it. - We make cool, beautiful projects, so we want a visually pleasing solution. - We want the solution to be independent of the language on the back-end, because, for example, we started with PHP, Laravel, but over time node.js, Go appeared in the stack. In short, we want fast, beautiful and custom. We've had time to poke at various off-the-shelf solutions that we've been advised. They're good, but: - they are created specifically for some frameworks / languages like laravel, node.js - they can only generate CRUDs with a rigidly defined structure, where you can't implement or customize anything of your own. - they can't be styled Here's what we've been looking at Control Panels for Laravel: Not a very pretty solution in our opinion. And the promo page has nice screenshots, not the demo "well such". Not particularly functional, but neatly done They have a beautiful, but rigidly set strutkrua, you can not create castmon interfaces, stylize them. Just do CRUD and that's it. And it's paid Analog to Nova, with essentially the same problems. For node.js: Nice promo, and the demo is way behind As standalone dashboards: Very cool, but for other purposes. It's more of an entity builder with an interface and API Similarly, it's an entity builder with an interface and API This is a backend builder. is purely for php, you can't customize styles, you can't create your own interfaces. It is possible to create only tables and forms by template, and we remember that we want flexibility, independence from the language and the ability to create their own interfaces and customize them This is also more of a backend builder. Direct competitors: probably the best solution that is currently on the market, they have been developing for a long time, they are our favorite. To the disadvantages we considered the following points: quite an old project, and somewhere the technology is already outdated, unsympathetic interface, old UI libraries. Huge documentation, it’s simply to create CRUD but hard to work without immersion. After all this there is only one conclusion: you need to do it yourself....
  • Advice on Cloud Backend CMS for Nextjs project?
    2 projects | /r/nextjs | 5 Jul 2023
    Use this for any solution Directus
  • What would you like a CMS should have for you to use it?
    3 projects | /r/PinoyProgrammer | 30 Jun 2023
    kita mo na | ? free, open-source, & extensible na headless CMS running in VueJS + NodeJS, maraming features + hindi bloated!
    3 projects | /r/PinoyProgrammer | 30 Jun 2023
  • Best CMS for Sveltekit
    2 projects | /r/SvelteKit | 14 Jun 2023
    big fan of
  • Ask HN: Most productive rapid web app dev stack in JavaScript/Python
    5 projects | | 10 Jun 2023
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directus/directus is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

Directus is marked as "self-hosted". This means that it can be used as a standalone application on its own.

The primary programming language of Directus is TypeScript.

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