Koa vs. Javalin vs. Colossus

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Description

What is Koa?

Koa aims to be a smaller, more expressive, and more robust foundation for web applications and APIs. Through leveraging generators Koa allows you to ditch callbacks and greatly increase error-handling. Koa does not bundle any middleware.

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.

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.

Pros

Why do developers choose Koa?
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Why do developers choose Javalin?
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Why do developers choose Colossus?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Koa?
No Cons submitted yet for Koa
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What are the cons of using Javalin?
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What are the cons of using Colossus?
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Companies

What companies use Koa?
34 companies on StackShare use Koa
What companies use Javalin?
0 companies on StackShare use Javalin
What companies use Colossus?
1 companies on StackShare use Colossus

Integrations

What tools integrate with Koa?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Koa
What tools integrate with Javalin?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Javalin
What tools integrate with Colossus?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Colossus

What are some alternatives to Koa, Javalin, and Colossus?

  • 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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