What is Knex.js?
Knex.js is a "batteries included" SQL query builder for Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite3, and Oracle designed to be flexible, portable, and fun to use. It features both traditional node style callbacks as well as a promise interface for cleaner async flow control, a stream interface, full featured query and schema builders, transaction support (with savepoints), connection pooling and standardized responses between different query clients and dialects.
Knex.js is a tool in the Database Tools category of a tech stack.
Knex.js is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Knex.js's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Knex.js?
36 companies reportedly use Knex.js in their tech stacks, including Voiceflow, Finema, and POLCO.
116 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Knex.js.
MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, and IndexedDB are some of the popular tools that integrate with Knex.js. Here's a list of all 9 tools that integrate with Knex.js.
Pros of Knex.js
Write once and then connect to almost any sql engine
Nice api, Migrations/Seeds
Flexibility in what engine you choose
Multi support and easy to use
Simple query API
- SQL query builder for Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite3, and Oracle
Knex.js Alternatives & Comparisons
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