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Top 7 Backend Web Development Frameworks in 2019

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Top Back-end Frameworks for Web Application Development. The backend web frameworks comprise of languages and tools utilized in server-side programming in a web application development condition. The way to the effective back end development of web applications is picking the right stack, adapting new databases and programming languages and understanding the server engineering too.

Top Backend Web Development Frameworks in 2019

1. Django Framework
A free, open-source backend web development framework, Django is broadly utilized for the quick development of APIs and top of the line backend web applications. The Django framework underpins the brisk development of backend web applications with less coding. The productivity of this Python web development framework is demonstrated from the way that it is utilized by the absolute busiest applications on the web.


Highly customizable

Explained documentation

The popular tool with extensive community

Clear and defined MVC organization

2. Ruby on Rails Framework
This is a standout amongst the most famous web frameworks composed utilizing the Ruby programming language and executed on Linux. Discharged in 2004, Ruby on Rails is a free, open-source MVC backend web development framework. Ruby has dependably been viewed as a standout amongst the most designer cordial dialects and the Rails framework consolidates the capacities of Ruby language. This framework furnishes designers with pre-characterized answers to performing dull errands. It underpins super-quick development and offers pretty much every segment that an engineer searches for in a propelled framework. It has been utilized to fabricate the backend of eminent applications, for example, GitHub, Airbnb, Shopify, and Zendesk.


Good conventions

A number of plugins available

VPS hosting service

Massive community

3. Flask Framework
Flask is the most famous and lightweight Python web application development microarray that does not utilize tools or libraries. It is a standout amongst the best web frameworks for running web applications through incorporated gadgets. With Unicode-based help and broad documentation, it lessens assignments for software engineers and task examiners.



Maximum resources

Complete Documentation

Build a quick prototype easily

4. Spring Boot Framework: Read the full article here:

Top comments (11)

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Jilles van Gurp • Edited

Is this based on something or just opinion? Django was pretty cool twelve years ago and I'm sure it still fills a niche for those few users actually building web sites using python, but #1, really ... ?

I'll believe Rails remains popular. So #2 is probably defensible but at this point if you are doing server side MVC, maybe it is time to consider something from this decade before it is over. I've abandoned ruby six years ago and rails was feeling pretty stale already then.

Your #3 another python framework. This one a bit more obscure. See first comment.

Number 4 Spring Boot, I use this. It's fine and definitely appropriate for enterprise stuff. But for 2019, I might be tempted by more lightweight frameworks on the JVM. E.g. KTor is starting to look pretty nice and you can do that natively as well if you want.

This is where the article seems to end. Given the first half, excuse me for not bothering with clicking that link. I'm pretty sure I'm going to disagree with the rest of your list as well.

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Ahmad Mustafa Anis

I think #1 should be express

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Hasnat Babur

How? Node.js (Express.js) backend ecosystem is far behind from others like Laravel, Rails, Django. Most fear able thing for me about Node.js is blocking whole server if I start crunching on database records. If I can not crunch on my database data then what I can do with that? Thanks.

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Ahmad Mustafa Anis

I dont know much about it but said this due to its popularity and now a days mern or mean stack is in the market

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Shawn McElroy

A lot of people don't realize that Pinterest is primarily built upon django and django rest framework.

Have they optimized the hell out of their stack?
Oh of course they have. They have blogged a decent amount on their escapades on scaling python and Django. Their requests at one point were so optimized, they disabled the garbage collection built into python because it was better to just let the process end since the request was done.

Django has done a lot in the last few years to keep up to date and has actually done really well.

Yes, I have used Django, no I don't use it anymore for various reasons. But it is still very relevant in the python ecosystem. Easily still the most popular framework next to flask.

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Anirudha Pimpale

I'm still curious as to why you didn't mention .Net Core.

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B Liyanage Asanka • Edited

[MY OPINION] Who ever whatever said laravel is still in the game. Worldwide small to large companies/ startup still relying/ starting using. Trust me Im not an expert with web backend but I have learned all you mentioned and some others. Every framework has its own good and benefits and etc. But I dont think Laravel out of top five yet, may be tommorrow. Who knows what will happen this is tech... (Please reply who dont agree with me with at least few words about why).

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Mostafa A. Hamid • Edited

First, you omitted Laravel from the list while Laravel is in the original post you copied from.

Second, Laravel popularity is more than Django.

That is a funny post honestly

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Paulo Rodrigues

"Top" based on what...? 🤔

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Anh Tu Nguyen

This is likely a post to get some traffic from and for marketing purpose.

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Shehryar khan

I think this survey should be included