What is ExpressJS and what are its top alternatives?
Top Alternatives to ExpressJS
Koa aims to be a smaller, more expressive, and more robust foundation for web applications and APIs. Through leveraging generators Koa allows you to ditch callbacks and greatly increase error-handling. Koa does not bundle any middleware. ...
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project. ...
Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind. ...
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. ...
Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language. ...
nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018. ...
It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching. ...
hapi is a simple to use configuration-centric framework with built-in support for input validation, caching, authentication, and other essential facilities for building web applications and services. ...
ExpressJS alternatives & related posts
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related Koa posts
I think next step could be to use Koa but I am not sure.
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- Data flow171
- Isn't an mvc framework121
- Reactive updates111
- Explicit app state109
- Learn once, write everywhere20
- Uni-directional data flow17
- Easy to Use16
- Works great with Flux Architecture14
- Great perfomance9
- Built by Facebook6
- Feels like the 90s4
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- Server side views3
- TypeScript support2
- Great migration pathway for older systems2
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- No predefined way to structure your app19
- Need to be familiar with lots of third party packages18
- Not enterprise friendly6
- State consistency with backend neglected1
- One-way binding only1
related React posts
I am starting to become a full-stack developer, by choosing and learning .NET Core for API Development, Angular CLI / React for UI Development, MongoDB for database, as it a NoSQL DB and Flutter / React Native for Mobile App Development. Using Postman, Markdown and Visual Studio Code for development.
I've used both Vue.js and React and I would stick with React. I know that Vue.js seems easier to write and its much faster to pick up however as you mentioned above React has way more ready made components you can just plugin, and the community for React is very big.
It might be a bit more of a steep learning curve for your friend to learn React over Vue.js but I think in the long run its the better option.
- Open source140
- Easy to use62
- Easy to setup and get it going51
- Well designed51
- Easy to develop and maintain applications45
- Easy to get started43
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- Get started quickly8
- For it flexibility8
- Perfect for small to large projects with superb docs.8
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- User friendly5
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- Not fast3
related Flask posts
One of our top priorities at Pinterest is fostering a safe and trustworthy experience for all Pinners. As Pinterest’s user base and ads business grow, the review volume has been increasing exponentially, and more content types require moderation support. To solve greater engineering and operational challenges at scale, we needed a highly-reliable and performant system to detect, report, evaluate, and act on abusive content and users and so we created Pinqueue.
Pinqueue-3.0 serves as a generic platform for content moderation and human labeling. Under the hood, Pinqueue3.0 is a Flask + React app powered by Pinterest’s very own Gestalt UI framework. On the backend, Pinqueue3.0 heavily relies on PinLater, a Pinterest-built reliable asynchronous job execution system, to handle the requests for enqueueing and action-taking. Using PinLater has significantly strengthened Pinqueue3.0’s overall infra with its capability of processing a massive load of events with configurable retry policies.
Hundreds of millions of people around the world use Pinterest to discover and do what they love, and our job is to protect them from abusive and harmful content. We’re committed to providing an inspirational yet safe experience to all Pinners. Solving trust & safety problems is a joint effort requiring expertise across multiple domains. Pinqueue3.0 not only plays a critical role in responsively taking down unsafe content, it also has become an enabler for future ML/automation initiatives by providing high-quality human labels. Going forward, we will continue to improve the review experience, measure review quality and collaborate with our machine learning teams to solve content moderation beyond manual reviews at an even larger scale.
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- Great packages179
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- Great documentation48
- Great for web46
- Great orm31
- Great for api27
- All included21
- Web Apps17
- Used by top startups14
- Easy setup11
- Convention over configuration8
- Allows for very rapid development with great libraries5
- The Django community5
- Its elegant and practical3
- Great MVC and templating engine3
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- Easy to develop end to end AI Models2
- Easy Structure , useful inbuilt library2
- Fast prototyping2
- Full stack2
- Batteries included2
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- Many libraries1
- Zero code burden to change databases1
- Have not found anything that it can't do1
- Very quick to get something up and running1
- Just the right level of abstraction1
- Python community1
- Full-Text Search1
- King of backend world1
- Underpowered templating24
- Underpowered ORM19
- Autoreload restarts whole server18
- URL dispatcher ignores HTTP method15
- Internal subcomponents coupling10
- Not nodejs7
- Configuration hell4
- Not as clean and nice documentation like Laravel3
- Bloated admin panel included2
- Not typed2
- Overwhelming folder structure2
- InEffective Multithreading1
related Django posts
Simple controls over complex technologies, as we put it, wouldn't be possible without neat UIs for our user areas including start page, dashboard, settings, and docs.
Initially, there was Django. Back in 2011, considering our Python-centric approach, that was the best choice. Later, we realized we needed to iterate on our website more quickly. And this led us to detaching Django from our front end. That was when we decided to build an SPA.
For building user interfaces, we're currently using React as it provided the fastest rendering back when we were building our toolkit. It’s worth mentioning Uploadcare is not a front-end-focused SPA: we aren’t running at high levels of complexity. If it were, we’d go with Ember.js.
However, there's a chance we will shift to the faster Preact, with its motto of using as little code as possible, and because it makes more use of browser APIs. One of our future tasks for our front end is to configure our Webpack bundler to split up the code for different site sections. For styles, we use PostCSS along with its plugins such as cssnano which minifies all the code.
All that allows us to provide a great user experience and quickly implement changes where they are needed with as little code as possible.
- Simple, minimal syntax375
- Fun to write343
- Easy concurrency support via goroutines289
- Fast compilation times261
- Statically linked binaries that are simple to deploy173
- Simple compile build/run procedures144
- Backed by google129
- Great community125
- Garbage collection built-in46
- Built-in Testing40
- Excellent tools - gofmt, godoc etc36
- Elegant and concise like Python, fast like C33
- Awesome to Develop28
- Flexible interface system22
- Used for Docker21
- Great concurrency pattern21
- Deploy as executable18
- Open-source Integration17
- Fun to write and so many feature out of the box14
- Its Simple and Heavy duty11
- Easy to read11
- Powerful and simple10
- Go is God9
- Safe GOTOs9
- Easy to deploy9
- Hassle free deployment7
- Rich standard library7
- Best language for concurrency7
- Easy setup7
- Used by Giants of the industry6
- Simplicity, Concurrency, Performance6
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- Single binary avoids library dependency issues6
- Simple, powerful, and great performance5
- Cross compiling5
- Garbage Collection4
- Excellent tooling4
- Very sophisticated syntax4
- Kubernetes written on Go3
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- Widely used1
- No generics0
- Operator goto0
- You waste time in plumbing code catching errors38
- Packages and their path dependencies are braindead22
- Dependency management when working on multiple projects15
- Google's documentations aren't beginer friendly12
- Automatic garbage collection overheads10
- Uncommon syntax7
- Type system is lacking (no generics, etc)6
- Collection framework is lacking (list, set, map)2
related Go posts
How Uber developed the open source, end-to-end distributed tracing Jaeger , now a CNCF project:
Distributed tracing is quickly becoming a must-have component in the tools that organizations use to monitor their complex, microservice-based architectures. At Uber, our open source distributed tracing system Jaeger saw large-scale internal adoption throughout 2016, integrated into hundreds of microservices and now recording thousands of traces every second.
Here is the story of how we got here, from investigating off-the-shelf solutions like Zipkin, to why we switched from pull to push architecture, and how distributed tracing will continue to evolve:
Winds 2.0 is an open source Podcast/RSS reader developed by Stream with a core goal to enable a wide range of developers to contribute.
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related NGINX posts
Recently I have been working on an open source stack to help people consolidate their personal health data in a single database so that AI and analytics apps can be run against it to find personalized treatments. We chose to go with a #containerized approach leveraging Docker #containers with a local development environment setup with Docker Compose and nginx for container routing. For the production environment we chose to pull code from GitHub and build/push images using Jenkins and using Kubernetes to deploy to Amazon EC2.
We also implemented a dashboard app to handle user authentication/authorization, as well as a custom SSO server that runs on Heroku which allows experts to easily visit more than one instance without having to login repeatedly. The #Backend was implemented using my favorite #Stack which consists of FeathersJS on top of Node.js and ExpressJS with PostgreSQL as the main database. The #Frontend was implemented using React, Redux.js, Semantic UI React and the FeathersJS client. Though testing was light on this project, we chose to use AVA as well as ESLint to keep the codebase clean and consistent.
We switched to Traefik so we can use the REST API to dynamically configure subdomains and have the ability to redirect between multiple servers.
We still use nginx with a docker-compose to expose the traffic from our APIs and TCP microservices, but for managing routing to the internet Traefik does a much better job
The biggest win for naologic was the ability to set dynamic configurations without having to restart the server
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- Great customer support5
- Fast and Clarify framework4
- The only "cons" is wrong! No static method just Facades4
- Active Record4
- Laravel Mix3
- Easy views handling and great ORM3
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- Laravel Spark2
- Laravel Passport2
- Laravel Nova2
- Laravel casher2
- Laravel Horizon and Telescope2
- Laravel Forge and Envoy2
- Ease of use2
- Cashier with Braintree and Stripe2
- Rapid development1
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- Slower than the other two19
- A lot of static method calls for convenience15
- Too many include13
- Does not work well for file uploads in Shared Hosting4
- Too underrated3
- Not fast with MongoDB2
- Difficult to learn1
- Not using SOLID principles1
related Laravel posts
Back at the start of 2017, we decided to create a web-based tool for the SEO OnPage analysis of our clients' websites. We had over 2.000 websites to analyze, so we had to perform thousands of requests to get every single page from those websites, process the information and save the big amounts of data somewhere.
Very soon we realized that the initial chosen script language and database, PHP, Laravel and MySQL, was not going to be able to cope efficiently with such a task.
By that time, we were doing some experiments for other projects with a language we had recently get to know, Go , so we decided to get a try and code the crawler using it. It was fantastic, we could process much more data with way less CPU power and in less time. By using the concurrency abilites that the language has to offers, we could also do more Http requests in less time.
Unfortunately, I have no comparison numbers to show about the performance differences between Go and PHP since the difference was so clear from the beginning and that we didn't feel the need to do further comparison tests nor document it. We just switched fully to Go.
There was still a problem: despite the big amount of Data we were generating, MySQL was performing very well, but as we were adding more and more features to the software and with those features more and more different type of data to save, it was a nightmare for the database architects to structure everything correctly on the database, so it was clear what we had to do next: switch to a NoSQL database. So we switched to MongoDB, and it was also fantastic: we were expending almost zero time in thinking how to structure the Database and the performance also seemed to be better, but again, I have no comparison numbers to show due to the lack of time.
As of now, we don't only use the tool intern but we also opened it for everyone to use for free: https://tool-seo.com
I use Laravel because it's the most advances PHP framework out there, easy to maintain, easy to upgrade and most of all : easy to get a handle on, and to follow every new technology ! PhpStorm is our main software to code, as of simplicity and full range of tools for a modern application.
Google Analytics Analytics of course for a tailored analytics, Bulma as an innovative CSS framework, coupled with our Sass (Scss) pre-processor.
To deploy, we set up Buddy to easily send the updates on our nginx / Ubuntu server, where it will connect to our GitHub Git private repository, pull and do all the operations needed with Deployer .
CloudFlare ensure the rapidity of distribution of our content, and Let's Encrypt the https certificate that is more than necessary when we'll want to sell some products with our Stripe api calls.
Asana is here to let us list all the functionalities, possibilities and ideas we want to implement.
- Makes me Hapi making REST APIs25
- Simpler than other REST libraries14
- Quality Driven Ecosystem12
- Easy testability5
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What is the best way to increase your income as a freelancer in 2019? What frameworks should be the best to learn? React Node.js Docker Kubernetes Sequelize Mongoose MongoDB ExpressJS hapi Based on trends I've picked up a JS full stack. If you need to work under startups you may replace React with Vue.js . If you want to work in outsourcing Angular 2+ may be better.
What is your opinion?