Flask vs. Rails API vs. Colossus

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Description

What is Flask?

Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.

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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    Companies

    What companies use Flask?
    418 companies on StackShare use Flask
    What companies use Rails API?
    1 companies on StackShare use Rails API
    What companies use Colossus?
    1 companies on StackShare use Colossus

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Flask?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Flask
    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 Flask, Rails API, and Colossus?

    • ExpressJS - Sinatra inspired web development framework for node.js -- insanely fast, flexible, and simple
    • 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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