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When you are required to choose a library or framework for building web applications, there is no question that JavaScript libraries are preferred over any other library. But that does not mean that other libraries are not good enough.

Vue.js and Django are both famous JavaScript web frameworks. They are also both open-source tools. Vue.js is famous for building clean, reusable, component-based web applications. Django is a framework that is built on Python and is known for its rapid development and rational code design.

In this article, we will discover some of the basic and more technical differences between Vue.js and Django. This includes the pros and cons of each framework, the companies that currently use these frameworks, integrated tools, and much more.

Difference between Vue.js and Django

Vue.js is a front-end JavaScript framework that generates pages on the client-side. Because it renders pages on the client-side, Vue.js costs more initial load time, but it gives a better experience when it is necessary to navigate between pages.

While Django is a full-stack Python framework and it generates pages on the server-side. Its server-side rendering helps in initially loading the page but while navigating we may have to face performance issues due to the network latency.

Pros of Vue.js

Vue.js is a simple, easy-to-use, and fantastic library for your needs. You can learn it hands-on if you know Html, CSS, and JavaScript. Vue.js is a framework with a fast learning curve signature. The documentation written for Vue.js is also easy to understand and extremely detailed, as well.

The documentation is so well written that you should not feel confused, even when working with it all day. All steps are explained clearly and the Vue.js documentation is one of the best guides available for any web framework. Vue.js is a complete and functional JavaScript ecosystem, and it stands as one of the top front-end frameworks.

Pros of Django

Django is known for its rapid development, and it is an open-source tool. This framework has a great community, as well. Django is an elegant MVC Framework that helps you in writing beautiful code. This framework is free to use, has great documentation, and is very easy to learn, as well. It also provides great packages and libraries to help in development.

Cons of Vue.js

The community of Vue.js is smaller than the other two competitive frameworks, reactJS and Angular. Vue.js does not support fragments, and it only supports multiple root nodes programmatically. Another con of Vue.js is its YXML vs. HTML markup.

Cons of Django

Django is an underpowered templating framework and has an underpowered ORM. Its auto-reload restarts the whole server. Django’s URL dispatcher ignores the HTTP method and has some coupling of internal subcomponents.

Having cons does not necessarily mean that a framework is bad. Actually, every framework comes with the intention of fulfilling some particular need or providing some specific value. It is a well-known fact that every framework has its own features and standards that differentiate it from other frameworks, and it is easy to prioritize one over another according to your needs.

Companies that Use Frameworks

Both of these frameworks are backed by good companies.

Vue.js is backed by a lot of big names, such as:

  • Alibaba
  • Xiaomi
  • Laracast
  • Trivago.com

Django is also backed by some big names, such as:

  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Udemy
  • Robinhood


In this article, we reviewed both the Vue.js and Django frameworks and pointed out their differences. We also discussed the pros and cons of each framework and mentioned the name of the companies backed by these frameworks. Vue.js is becoming quite popular among JavaScript frameworks and front-end web development at an increasing pace, specifically in terms of single-page applications and user interfaces. Meanwhile, Django will have its own recognition of being a full-stack and rapid development framework.

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