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actionhero.js vs Sails.js: What are the differences?

What is actionhero.js? The Reusable, Scalable, and Quick node.js API Server. The Reusable, Scalable, and Quick node.js API Server.

What is Sails.js? Realtime MVC Framework for Node.js. 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.

actionhero.js and Sails.js belong to "Microframeworks (Backend)" category of the tech stack.

"Fast" is the top reason why over 4 developers like actionhero.js, while over 41 developers mention "Data-driven apis " as the leading cause for choosing Sails.js.

actionhero.js and Sails.js are both open source tools. Sails.js with 20.7K GitHub stars and 1.85K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than actionhero.js with 2.01K GitHub stars and 242 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Actionhero
Pros of Sails.js
  • 6
    Fast
  • 6
    Lightweight
  • 4
    Same API code for many transports (HTTP, Socket, etc)
  • 4
    Clear and declarative routing and controllers
  • 1
    Simple
  • 47
    Data-driven apis
  • 45
    Waterline ORM
  • 35
    Mvc
  • 31
    Easy rest
  • 23
    Real-time
  • 19
    Open source
  • 18
    Service-oriented architecture
  • 17
    Scalable
  • 9
    Convension over configuration
  • 8
    Node machines and machinepacks
  • 8
    Rails-like asset pipeline
  • 6
    Easy route/controller generation
  • 5
    Ruby on Rails basic stuff for JS devs
  • 2
    CLI for scaffolding project pieces
  • 2
    WebSocket support

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Cons of Actionhero
Cons of Sails.js
  • 1
    Speed
  • 4
    Waterline ORM
  • 3
    Defaults to VueJS
  • 0
    Standard MVC

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What is Actionhero?

It is a multi-transport #nodejs API Server with integrated cluster capabilities and delayed tasks.

What is Sails.js?

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.

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