Rails API vs. actionhero.js vs. Javalin

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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 actionhero.js?

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

What is Javalin?

Javalin started as a fork of the Spark framework but quickly turned into a ground-up rewrite influenced by express.js. Both of these web frameworks are inspired by the modern micro web framework grandfather: Sinatra, so if you’re coming from Ruby then Javalin shouldn’t feel too unfamiliar.

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What companies use Rails API?
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Integrations

What tools integrate with Rails API?
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What tools integrate with actionhero.js?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with actionhero.js
What tools integrate with Javalin?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Javalin

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

  • 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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