Starlite is built on top of the Starlette ASGI toolkit and pydantic. Pydantic offers fantastic data validation and parsing using type hints. The idea to use Starlette as bases is of course not new - it was first done by FastAPI. A core goal of Starlite as a project is to be a community / group project. A framework should not be the work of a solo maintainer, because this is a recipe for disaster - Github is full of the derelict remains of once shiny projects that have been abandoned.