Compare Pyramid and Bottle

Pyramid is a web framework that is written in Python and is based on WSGI. It is minimalistic and inspired by Zope, Pylons, and Django. Before 2010, Pyramid was known as repoze.bfg.

Bottle is a fast, simple and lightweight WSGI micro web-framework for Python. It is distributed as a single file module and has no dependencies other than the Python Standard Library.

Let's see how Pyramid and Bottle compare on various factors and features and which to choose when.

Pyramid

Bottle

Overall

Type

Type
Python "microframework" for building web applications.
Type
Python microframework for building web applications.

Author

Release Date

Release Date
2008
Release Date
2009

License

License
License

Website

Website
Website
Adoption and Ease of Use

Popularity [?]

Popularity [?]
0.5 Star
Used by 7,000 projects.
Popularity [?]
0.5 Star
Used by 11,000 projects.

Used by

Used by
Reddit, Yelp, Mozilla, SurveyMoney, NewCars.com.
Used by
No data.

Jobs [?]

Jobs [?]
0.5 Star
80 job openings which list Pyramid as a requirement.
Jobs [?]
0.5 Star
74 job openings which list Bottle as a requirement.

Performance [?]

Performance [?]
3 Stars
Claims to have top-notch performance but virtue of being a microframework but benchmarks prove it to be slower than even Django beyond simple use cases.
Performance [?]
5 Stars
Very fast. Extensions could impact performance adversely.

Flexibility

Flexibility
4.5 Stars
Pyramid is flexible.
Flexibility
5 Stars
Very flexible and extremely simple. Doesn't force anything on developers.

Ease of Learning

Ease of Learning
4 Stars
Being a microframework, the learning curve isn't very steep. However, it doesn't have the same amount of tutorials, courses, and resources available for leaning compared to Django and Flask
Ease of Learning
5 Stars
Straightforward and easy to learn. It has a good amount of tutorials online.
Database Support

RDBMS Support

RDBMS Support
Through Plugins or Extensions
Through Plugins or Extensions
No built-in ORM framework. Leaves it up to developers to choose a library like SQLAlchemy
RDBMS Support
Through Plugins or Extensions
Through Plugins or Extensions
No built-in ORM framework. Leaves it up to developers to choose a library like SQLAlchemy or extensions such as Macaron.

NoSQL Support

NoSQL Support
Doesn't get in the way of using NoSQL, and they are supported just as well as a relational database. Read more here.
NoSQL Support
No built-in support but 3rd party Python libraries like PyMongo or Bottle-Mongo can be used to talk to NoSQL databases.
Web & Core Features

Admin Dashboard

Admin Dashboard
Through Plugins or Extensions
Through Plugins or Extensions
Doesn't ship with one but 3rd party tools are available.
Admin Dashboard
Through Plugins or Extensions
Through Plugins or Extensions
No built-in admin panel.

REST Support

REST Support
Because it is a minimal framework, users can build a REST API themselves easily, or use a 3rd party library like Cornice.
REST Support
No built-in support but can be implemented easily.

Security

Security
Built-in protection against CSRF, but XSS vulnerabilities have been discovered in older versions.
Security
No built-in protection. Bottle is a minimalist framework. Must be handled by developers themselves or by using 3rd party extensions.

Templating Library

Templating Library
Doesn't ship with a default templating language and leaves it up to developers to add one. Jinja2 can be added to Pyramid. Another engine popular amongst Pyramid users is Chameleon .
Templating Library
Fast and pythonic built-in template engine and support for mako, jinja2 and cheetah templating languages.

Web Forms

Web Forms
No built-in support. Prefers 3rd party Deform library.
Web Forms
No built-in support.

Authentication

Authentication
Authentication
Using a plugin such as Bottle-Cork

Testing

Testing
Uses pytest for unit testing.
Testing
Using WebTest and Nose.

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