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Alternatives to Sails.js

Django, ExpressJS, Flask, Django REST framework, and Sinatra are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Sails.js.
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What is Sails.js and what are its top alternatives?

Sails is designed to mimic the MVC pattern of frameworks like Ruby on Rails, but with support for the requirements of modern apps: data-driven APIs with scalable, service-oriented architecture.
Sails.js is a tool in the Microframeworks (Backend) category of a tech stack.
Sails.js is an open source tool with 21.9K GitHub stars and 1.9K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Sails.js's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Sails.js

  • Django

    Django

    Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. ...

  • ExpressJS

    ExpressJS

    Express is a minimal and flexible node.js web application framework, providing a robust set of features for building single and multi-page, and hybrid web applications. ...

  • Flask

    Flask

    Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind. ...

  • Django REST framework

    Django REST framework

    It is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs.

  • Sinatra

    Sinatra

    Sinatra is a DSL for quickly creating web applications in Ruby with minimal effort. ...

  • Koa

    Koa

    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. ...

  • hapi

    hapi

    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. ...

  • Lumen

    Lumen

    Laravel Lumen is a stunningly fast PHP micro-framework for building web applications with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Lumen attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as routing, database abstraction, queueing, and caching. ...

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Django

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PROS OF DJANGO
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    Rapid development
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    Open source
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    Great community
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    Easy to learn
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    Mvc
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    Elegant
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    Beautiful code
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    Free
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    Great packages
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    Great libraries
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    Restful
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    Comes with auth and crud admin panel
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    Powerful
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    Great documentation
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    Great for web
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    Python
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    Great orm
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    Great for api
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    All included
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    Web Apps
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    Fast
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    Used by top startups
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    Clean
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    Easy setup
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    Sexy
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    Convention over configuration
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    ORM
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    Allows for very rapid development with great libraries
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    The Django community
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    Mvt
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    Its elegant and practical
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    Great MVC and templating engine
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    Easy to use
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    Easy to develop end to end AI Models
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    Easy Structure , useful inbuilt library
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    Cross-Platform
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    Fast prototyping
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    Full stack
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    Batteries included
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    Easy
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    Great peformance
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    Many libraries
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    Zero code burden to change databases
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    Have not found anything that it can't do
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    Map
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    Scaffold
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    Modular
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    Very quick to get something up and running
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    Just the right level of abstraction
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    Python community
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    Full-Text Search
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    King of backend world
CONS OF DJANGO
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    Underpowered templating
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    Underpowered ORM
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    Autoreload restarts whole server
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    URL dispatcher ignores HTTP method
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    Internal subcomponents coupling
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    Not nodejs
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    Admin
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    Configuration hell
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    Not as clean and nice documentation like Laravel
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    Bloated admin panel included
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    Not typed
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    Python
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    Overwhelming folder structure
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    InEffective Multithreading

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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.

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Hey, so I developed a basic application with Python. But to use it, you need a python interpreter. I want to add a GUI to make it more appealing. What should I choose to develop a GUI? I have very basic skills in front end development (CSS, JavaScript). I am fluent in python. I'm looking for a tool that is easy to use and doesn't require too much code knowledge. I have recently tried out Flask, but it is kinda complicated. Should I stick with it, move to Django, or is there another nice framework to use?

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ExpressJS

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    Simple
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    Node.js
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    Javascript
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    High performance
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    Robust routing
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    Open source
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    Middlewares
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    Great community
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    Hybrid web applications
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    Sinatra inspired
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    Well documented
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    Isomorphic js.. superfast and easy
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    Rapid development
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    Event loop
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    Socket connection
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    Npm
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    Resource available for learning
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    Light weight
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    Data stream
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    Callbacks
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    Xxx
CONS OF EXPRESSJS
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    Not python
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    Overrated
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    No multithreading
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    Javascript
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    Not fast
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    Easily Insecure for Novices

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Simon Reymann
Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 23 upvotes · 1.5M views

Our whole Node.js backend stack consists of the following tools:

  • Lerna as a tool for multi package and multi repository management
  • npm as package manager
  • NestJS as Node.js framework
  • TypeScript as programming language
  • ExpressJS as web server
  • Swagger UI for visualizing and interacting with the API’s resources
  • Postman as a tool for API development
  • TypeORM as object relational mapping layer
  • JSON Web Token for access token management

The main reason we have chosen Node.js over PHP is related to the following artifacts:

  • Made for the web and widely in use: Node.js is a software platform for developing server-side network services. Well-known projects that rely on Node.js include the blogging software Ghost, the project management tool Trello and the operating system WebOS. Node.js requires the JavaScript runtime environment V8, which was specially developed by Google for the popular Chrome browser. This guarantees a very resource-saving architecture, which qualifies Node.js especially for the operation of a web server. Ryan Dahl, the developer of Node.js, released the first stable version on May 27, 2009. He developed Node.js out of dissatisfaction with the possibilities that JavaScript offered at the time. The basic functionality of Node.js has been mapped with JavaScript since the first version, which can be expanded with a large number of different modules. The current package managers (npm or Yarn) for Node.js know more than 1,000,000 of these modules.
  • Fast server-side solutions: Node.js adopts the JavaScript "event-loop" to create non-blocking I/O applications that conveniently serve simultaneous events. With the standard available asynchronous processing within JavaScript/TypeScript, highly scalable, server-side solutions can be realized. The efficient use of the CPU and the RAM is maximized and more simultaneous requests can be processed than with conventional multi-thread servers.
  • A language along the entire stack: Widely used frameworks such as React or AngularJS or Vue.js, which we prefer, are written in JavaScript/TypeScript. If Node.js is now used on the server side, you can use all the advantages of a uniform script language throughout the entire application development. The same language in the back- and frontend simplifies the maintenance of the application and also the coordination within the development team.
  • Flexibility: Node.js sets very few strict dependencies, rules and guidelines and thus grants a high degree of flexibility in application development. There are no strict conventions so that the appropriate architecture, design structures, modules and features can be freely selected for the development.
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Hello, I hope everyone is doing good and safe. I need advice on what to learn more, I have started learning HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, Node.js, ExpressJS, React. eventually will learn MongoDB too. I would like to be a Front End developer or full-stack developer. What else would be the suggestion to get a job and what things I need to focus more on as a fresher to make my skills better. Do I have to be good in Algorithms and Dynamic Programming to find a job for entry-level? Looking forward to hearing from you guys for suggestions. 

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Flask

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    Python
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    Minimal
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    Open source
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    Documentation
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    Easy to use
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    Easy to setup and get it going
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    Well designed
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    Easy to develop and maintain applications
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    Easy to get started
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    Beautiful code
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    Rapid development
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    Powerful
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    Expressive
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    Awesome
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    Love it
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    Speed
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    Simple to use
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    Flexibilty
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    Get started quickly
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    For it flexibility
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    Perfect for small to large projects with superb docs.
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    Flexibilty and easy to use
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    Easy to integrate
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    Productive
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    Customizable
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    Not JS
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    Secured
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    User friendly
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    Flask
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    Unopinionated
CONS OF FLASK
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    Not JS
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James Man
Software Engineer at Pinterest · | 39 upvotes · 708.6K views
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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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Hey, so I developed a basic application with Python. But to use it, you need a python interpreter. I want to add a GUI to make it more appealing. What should I choose to develop a GUI? I have very basic skills in front end development (CSS, JavaScript). I am fluent in python. I'm looking for a tool that is easy to use and doesn't require too much code knowledge. I have recently tried out Flask, but it is kinda complicated. Should I stick with it, move to Django, or is there another nice framework to use?

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Django REST framework

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    Great documentation
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    Customizable
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    Fast development
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    Easy to use, customizable, pluggable, serializer
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    Python
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    Django ORM
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    FastSerialize
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    Easy implementation
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    Less code
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CONS OF DJANGO REST FRAMEWORK
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Tim Abbott

Zulip has been powered by Django since the very early days of its development with Django 1.4, back in 2012. As a reasonably mature web application with significant scale, we're at the stage in many companies' development where one starts to rip out more and more of the web framework to optimize things or just make them work the way we want. (E.g. while I was at Dropbox in early 2016, we discovered we only had about 600 lines of code left from the original Pylons framework that actually ran).

One of the things that has been really fantastic about Django is that we're still happily using it for the vast majority of code in the project, and every time Django comes out with a new release, I read the changelog and get excited about several improvements that actually make my life better. While Django has made some design decisions that I don't agree with (e.g. I'm not a fan of Django REST framework, and think it makes life more difficult), Django also makes it easy to do your own thing, which we've done to great effect (see the linked article for details on our has_request_variables framework).

Overall I think we've gotten a ton of value out of Python and Django and would recommend it to anyone starting a new full-featured web application project today.

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Hi

I’ve been using Django for the last year on and off to do my backend API. I’m getting a bit frustrated with the Django REST framework with the setup of the serializers and Django for the lack of web sockets. I’m considering either Spring or .NET Core. I’m familiar with Kotlin and C# but I’ve not built any substantial projects with them. I like OOP, building a desktop app, web API, and also the potential to get a job in the future or building a tool at work to manage my documents, dashboard and processes point cloud data.

I’m familiar with c/cpp, TypeScript.

I would love your insights on where I should go.

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Sinatra

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PROS OF SINATRA
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    Simple
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    Open source
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    Ruby
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    Great ecosystem of tools
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    Ease of use
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    If you know http you know sinatra
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    Fast
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    Large Community
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    Flexibilty and easy to use
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      Antonio Kobashikawa
      Web developer | Blogger | Freelancer at Rulo Kobashikawa · | 6 upvotes · 153.3K views

      We are using Node.js and ExpressJS to build a REST services that is middleware of a legacy system. MongoDB as database. Vue.js helps us to make rapid UI to test use cases. Frontend is build for mobile with Ionic . We like using JavaScript and ES6 .

      I think next step could be to use Koa but I am not sure.

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      Paul Whittemore
      Developer and Owner at Appurist Software · | 1 upvote · 116.8K views
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      Will base most server-side APIs on Fastify . Smaller, faster, easier. Faster than Koa; and twice as fast as ExpressJS.

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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.

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          Microframework
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          MVC
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          PHP
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          Open source
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          Restful & fast framework
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          Illuminate support
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          Composer
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          Brother of laravel and fast
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        I'm about to start a new project to build a REST API, and I got to this point: Yii2 Vs Lumen Vs Slim, I used Yii 1.1 a while a go and it was awesome, really easy to work with, as a developer you don't have to worry about almost anything, just setup the framework, get your php extensions, and start coding your app.

        But, I was told about performance and someone recomended Lumen or Slim to work with a micro framework and a less bloated framework, what worries me is the lack of advantages that Yii2 offers, ACF and RBAC as a native tool on the framework, gii, the model validations and all the security props already in it.

        Is it worth it? Is the performance so great on those frameworks to leave aside the advantages of a framework like Yii2?

        How do you suggest to make the test to prove wich one is better?

        PHP Lumen Yii Slim

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