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The Top 5 Python Frameworks for Web Development

Python is a great programming language, and is often used to create web apps. It's one of the more popular open source languages in use today, and continues to be a favorite of developers all over the world.

There are numerous Python frameworks that allow you to quickly create an app with minimal coding, and this has made it one of the most popular choices for those looking to create web applications.

One advantage of Python is that a web app is very easy to deploy


Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind. With that in mind, here are some things that are noteworthy:

Flask embraces the philosophy of best practices, which means we're not going to constrain ourselves to decisions that are based solely on history or personal preferences. If there is no logical or technical reason for a certain methodology, we'll try something else.

It may not be the "coolest" but it will be what works best and allow you to deliver a stable product. You can use Flask in conjunction with other modules, like SQLAlchemy if you need a database.


Django is one of the most popular Python frameworks for web development. Best known for its ease of use, many developers choose it as their first framework due to its simplicity and ease of implementation.

Django comes pre-packaged with many tools that help you to develop apps quickly, and also covers some security areas that many don't. Because of this, Django is considered by some as the go-to framework of choice for beginners.

However, Django does have a longer learning curve than Flask. That is because it introduces you to many concepts and there is the Django way of doing things. Nevertheless, setting up the "hello world" app should be easy even for a beginner.


Pyramid is an excellent web framework. It's one of the original web frameworks, and has been around a long time. It's got dozens of contributors, thousands of users, and is built by a group you can trust. Pyramid combines solid software engineering, smart development practices, and sensible defaults to make real-world web application development enjoyable.


Bottle is an easy to use, fast, and reliable WSGI implementation for Python. It allows you to quickly write web applications/services that require zero or minimal configuration. Your application can live entirely in a single file, making deployment simple.

By offering a lightweight framework for building web applications, Bottle makes it easy to create scalable, secure and highly-available web applications that can run on any WSGI-compliant web server.


Falcon is a Python Web framework for building large-scale app backends and microservices. It encourages the REST architectural style, and tries to do as little as possible while remaining highly effective.

Falcon is a high-performance, minimalist WSGI library that puts the "fac" in "HTTP". It's built on top of Tornado, asyncio, and aiohttp. The goal of this library is to make building request/response APIs as fast and easy as possible.

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rayvikram profile image

I think you are missing fastapi.