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Creating websites using React and Django REST Framework

Last updated 2 years ago by Mark Winter


Lately at work our go to architecture for creating websites is to use a React frontend with a Django REST Framework (DRF) backend. The two are connected by API calls using axios in the frontend. Some Redux is used as well for storing global app state. This is our preferred method as it allows the frontend and backend to be completely decoupled. And as long as we define a list of endpoints and returned data to work with, the frontend and backend can be developed in parallel. This also allows us the option to easily create mobile apps for any of the projects in the future as they can just consume the backend API. On a side note, we’re currently looking at using React Native for future mobile app projects.

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