Rails API vs. Falcon vs. actionhero.js



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What is Rails API?

Rails::API is a subset of a normal Rails application, created for applications that don't require all functionality that a complete Rails application provides. It is a bit more lightweight, and consequently a bit faster than a normal Rails application. The main example for its usage is in API applications only, where you usually don't need the entire Rails middleware stack nor template generation.

What is Falcon?

Falcon is a minimalist WSGI library for building speedy web APIs and app backends. We like to think of Falcon as the Dieter Rams of web frameworks.

What is actionhero.js?

The Reusable, Scalable, and Quick node.js API Server.

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Cons

What are the cons of using Rails API?
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Companies

What companies use Rails API?
5 companies on StackShare use Rails API
What companies use Falcon?
8 companies on StackShare use Falcon
What companies use actionhero.js?
1 companies on StackShare use actionhero.js

Integrations

What tools integrate with Rails API?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails API
No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with actionhero.js?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with actionhero.js

What are some alternatives to Rails API, Falcon, and actionhero.js?

  • ExpressJS - Sinatra inspired web development framework for node.js -- insanely fast, flexible, and simple
  • Flask - a microframework for Python based on Werkzeug, Jinja 2 and good intentions.
  • Django REST framework - Web APIs for Django
  • Sinatra - Classy web-development dressed in a DSL

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