What are the best Django packages for building a REST API?
Django REST Framework is a free and open-source, powerful and flexible toolkit for building Web APIs with the Python framework, Django. With Django REST Framework it easy to create full-fledged REST APIs that follows the Django design pattern with models, views and urls. It comes with authentication policies including packages for OAuth1a and OAuth2 and a pre-built browsable API, much like Swagger.
Django Ninja is a free and open source web framework for building REST APIs with Django and Python 3.6+ based type hints. It shares many similarities with FastAPI, another popular Python framework for building APIs. Django Ninja now brings the same methodology to Django users wanting to build modern APIs using OpenAPI (Swagger) standards and JSON schema. It integrates well with the Django ORM and the ecosystem of third-party Django applications. Already the framework is used by multiple companies with live projects.