Active Admin vs Knex.js: What are the differences?
What is Active Admin? The administration framework for Ruby on Rails applications. Active Admin is a Ruby on Rails framework for creating elegant backends for website administration.
What is Knex.js? SQL query builder for Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite3, and Oracle. 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.
Active Admin and Knex.js belong to "Database Tools" category of the tech stack.
"Customizable" is the top reason why over 6 developers like Active Admin, while over 3 developers mention "Write once and then connect to almost any sql engine" as the leading cause for choosing Knex.js.
Active Admin and Knex.js are both open source tools. Knex.js with 9.91K GitHub stars and 1.24K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Active Admin with 8.51K GitHub stars and 3.01K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Knex.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 10 company stacks & 9 developers stacks; compared to Active Admin, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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Not an ORM but a query builder. So developers are encouraged or sometimes forced to think about SQL and database layer, which is a good thing.
5 years of experience using Active Admin for creating customer-specific content management systems (CMSs).