ExpressJS vs. Rails API vs. Colossus



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Description

What is 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.

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 Colossus?

Colossus is a lightweight framework for building high-performance applications in Scala that require non-blocking network I/O. In particular Colossus is focused on low-latency stateless microservices where often the service is little more than an abstraction over a database and/or cache. For this use case, Colossus aims to maximize performance while keeping the interface clean and concise.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Rails API?
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Why do developers choose Colossus?
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Cons

What are the cons of using ExpressJS?
No Cons submitted yet for ExpressJS
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What are the cons of using Rails API?
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What are the cons of using Colossus?
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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use ExpressJS?
1028 companies on StackShare use ExpressJS
What companies use Rails API?
5 companies on StackShare use Rails API
What companies use Colossus?
1 companies on StackShare use Colossus

Integrations

What tools integrate with ExpressJS?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with ExpressJS
What tools integrate with Rails API?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails API
What tools integrate with Colossus?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Colossus

What are some alternatives to ExpressJS, Rails API, and Colossus?

  • 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
  • hapi - Server Framework for Node.js

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