Django REST framework is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs.
Some reasons you might want to use REST framework:
- The Web browseable API is a huge usability win for your developers.
- Authentication policies including OAuth1a and OAuth2 out of the box.
- Serialization that supports both ORM and non-ORM data sources.
- Customizable all the way down - just use regular function-based views if you don't need the more powerful features.
- Extensive documentation, and great community support.
- Used and trusted by large companies such as Mozilla and Eventbrite.