Compare FastAPI and TurboGears
Fast API is a high-performance web framework for building web applications with Python 3.6+ based on standard Python type hints. It is designed to be high performance and easy to learn.
TurboGears was born as a full stack layer on top of Pylons, and many other disparate libraries and middleware. It is now a standalone WSGI web framework designed around MVC architecture inspired by Ruby on Rails and provides all the features developes need for web development. It can also run in minimal mode and act like a microframework such as Flask.
Let's see how FastAPI and TurboGears compare on various factors and features and which to choose when.
Minimalistic framework based on starlette and pydantic for building fast web applications using async IO.
A full-stack web application framework for Python.
New addition to the Python web frameworks family but its popularity is on the rise.
Uber (internal use,) Explosion AI, Microsoft (internal use)
100 job openings which list Fast API as a requirement.
3 job openings which list TurboGears in the job description.
Not as performant
as barebones or even fullstack frameworks. Extensions could impact performance adversely.
Fast API is flexible to code and doesn't restrict users to a particular project or code layout.
Developers can use TurboGears as a microframework which is very flexible. However, as you start building towards a fullstack solution, it does expect things to be done in a certain way.
Ease of Learning
Easy to learn especially for people who are new to web development. However, it doesn't have a large number of online resources, courses and tutorials.
Ease of Learning
Has a learning but since it uses a lot of exisitng 3rd party libraries it becomes are little easier to onboard. It also has a decent amount of tutorials online.
Through Plugins or Extensions
FastAPI doesn't come with built in ORM, however is compatible with SQLAlchemy
, Pydantic ORM mode.
Fast API supports many NoSQL databases like MongoDb, ElasticSearch, Cassandra, CouchDB and ArangoDB. Read more here
Supports MongoDB out of the box using Ming ORM
. Ming ORM was developed to look like SQLAlchemy so it's easier for developers familiar with SQLAlchemy to start using it.
Yes, uses Swagger as an API documentation web user interface.
Built-in admin panel.
Yes, allows developers to build REST APIs quickly.
FastAPI provides several tools for many security schemes in the fastapi.security module. Not enough data.
Little built-in protection. Must be handled by developers themselves or by using 3rd party extensions.
FastAPI supports Jinja2 for templating and also supports aiofiles for serving static files
Ships with internally developed Kajiki templating engine, but supports multiple templating engine including Genshi
Ships with it's own Forms
, with basic features.
TurboGears relies on ToscaWidgets2
for building and validating forms.
Fast API supports OAuth2, JWT and simple HTTP authentiation.
Ships with repoze.who which is an authentication and identity framework for WSGI applications. Read more here
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