Framework in Python

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A framework defined the structure of an application. It is used by developers to build their applications focusing on the high-level functionalities while the low-level functionalities are handled by the framework.  A framework provides the collection of packages that is necessary for writing a web application.


A framework helps in seamless flow to develop a web application. Some of the key advantages are:

  • It is open source.
  • It is secure.
  • Efficient
  • Integration is quite easy.
  • Testing and debugging is easy.

Types of framework in Python

Python provides two types of framework to work with:

Full-Stack Frameworks

A full-stack framework is a high-level framework that includes an application server, database, template engine, a request dispatcher, an authentication module and an AJAX toolkit.

Below is the list of some popular full-stack frameworks that are widely used.

NameLatest VersionUse
Django2.2.7It is free and open-source framework which includes all the necessary features. It follows MVC-MVT architecture.
web2py2.18.5It is free and open-source framework which comes with its own web-based IDE. It does not support Python 3
TurboGears2.4.2It creates database-driven applications. It combines SQLAlchemy or Ming (Mongo DB Model), Kajiki (View), Repoze and ToscaWidgets2.


Non Full-Stack Frameworks

Unlikely to full-stack framework, a non-full stack framework does not provide any additional features to developers. They have to add it manually to their application.

Some of the popular non-full stack frameworks are:

NameLatest VersionUse
CherryPy18.4.0It is object-oriented HTTP framework. It is also used by TurboGears, web2py.
Flask1.1.1It is a micro-framework based on Werkzeug, Jinja2 and good intentions.
Pyramid1.10.4It is a Pylons project and successor of Pylons web framework. It is simple, open-source framework used to develop the real-world application with much more fun.
Hug2.6.0It is used to develop the APIs. It supports Python3+.


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