Lumen vs. Rails API vs. Colossus

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Description

What is Lumen?

Laravel Lumen is a stunningly fast PHP micro-framework for building web applications with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Lumen attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as routing, database abstraction, queueing, and caching.

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 Lumen?
19 companies on StackShare use Lumen
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 Lumen?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Lumen
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 Lumen, Rails API, 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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