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Framework versus Library

The main difference between a library and a framework is that:

  • libraries are called from your code
  • frameworks call your code

In other words, a framework is a skeleton that you fill with features or serves as a platform on which you build your modules. Whereas a library instead provides attachable modules on top of a platform made by yourself. Some people perceive a framework as something better or more complete than a library, so “framework” became a buzzword that is often overused. Read more ›