Sails.js vs. Rails API vs. Colossus

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Description

What is Sails.js?

Sails is designed to mimic the MVC pattern of frameworks like Ruby on Rails, but with support for the requirements of modern apps: data-driven APIs with scalable, service-oriented architecture.

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 Sails.js?
    34 companies on StackShare use Sails.js
    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 Sails.js?
    9 tools on StackShare integrate with Sails.js
    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 Sails.js, 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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