Colossus vs. Pencil vs. Rails API



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Description

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.

What is Pencil?

A web application microframework for Rust

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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Colossus?
Why do you like Colossus?

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

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

How much does Colossus cost?
How much does Pencil cost?
How much does Rails API cost?

Companies

What companies use Colossus?
1 companies on StackShare use Colossus
What companies use Pencil?
0 companies on StackShare use Pencil
What companies use Rails API?
5 companies on StackShare use Rails API

Integrations

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

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

  • 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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