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DreamFactory vs LoopBack: What are the differences?

What is DreamFactory? Open source REST API backend for mobile, web, and IoT applications. DreamFactory is an open source REST API backend for mobile, web, and IoT applications. It provides RESTful web services with pre-built connectors to SQL, NoSQL, file storage systems, and web services. It's secure, reusable, and offers live API documentation.

What is LoopBack? *An open source Node.js framework built on top of Express optimized *. A highly-extensible, open-source Node.js framework that enables you to create dynamic end-to-end REST APIs with little or no coding. Connect to multiple data sources, write business logic in Node.js, glue on top of your existing services and data, connect using JS, iOS & Android SDKs.

DreamFactory belongs to "Mobile Backend" category of the tech stack, while LoopBack can be primarily classified under "Microframeworks (Backend)".

DreamFactory and LoopBack are both open source tools. It seems that LoopBack with 12.8K GitHub stars and 1.17K forks on GitHub has more adoption than DreamFactory with 952 GitHub stars and 222 GitHub forks.

What is DreamFactory?

DreamFactory is an open source REST API backend for mobile, web, and IoT applications. It provides RESTful web services with pre-built connectors to SQL, NoSQL, file storage systems, and web services. It's secure, reusable, and offers live API documentation.

What is LoopBack?

A highly-extensible, open-source Node.js framework that enables you to create dynamic end-to-end REST APIs with little or no coding. Connect to multiple data sources, write business logic in Node.js, glue on top of your existing services and data, connect using JS, iOS & Android SDKs.
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        What are some alternatives to DreamFactory and LoopBack?
        Parse
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        Deployd
        Deployd is the simplest way to build realtime APIs for web and mobile apps. Ready-made, configurable Resources add common functionality to a Deployd backend, which can be further customized with JavaScript Events.
        Apigee
        API management, design, analytics, and security are at the heart of modern digital architecture. The Apigee intelligent API platform is a complete solution for moving business to the digital world.
        Firebase
        Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
        StrongLoop
        It is an American company working with Node.js to create and support StrongLoop Suite, a Mobile API Tier. StrongLoop employs two members of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee. IBM & StrongLoop contribute to and support Open-Source options for the API developer community, such as LoopBack, API Microgateway, and Open API Spec.
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        Decisions about DreamFactory and LoopBack
        Samuel Olugbemi
        Samuel Olugbemi
        Software Engineer at Payzone UK · | 6 upvotes · 36.7K views
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        LoopBack
        LoopBack
        ExpressJS
        ExpressJS

        I use LoopBack because it is: * It is truly and Unbelievably Extensible * it is default integrated with OpenAPI (Swagger) Spec Driven REST API * I write lesser codes, because most of the user stories have been covered using the code generation * It's documentation is more compact and well detailed than ExpressJS * It is very easy to learn, hence you can build a basic Rest API App in minutes * It has built in NPM packages required to build my Rest API which saves me time on installation and configuration * The Datasource/Service/Controller concept is just Brilliant (that's mostly all you need to get your app speaking with an External API services) * The support for SOAP and Rest API services is amazing!

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        Reviews of DreamFactory and LoopBack
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        CEO at Iron.io
        Review ofDreamFactoryDreamFactory

        We were going to roll our own API across our data sources (we use a few) but decided to give DreamFactory a whirl before we did. It basically stopped us needing to write ETL operations by giving us a gateway that let us avoid data duplication and focus on data quality - leaving the data where it resides and calling it as needed via DreamFactory's clever scripting engine. It has a great reputation for app building, but its also been good spreading across our legacy and modern systems to homogenize everything. We're using it now instead of anything homegrown and it saved us quite a few sprints.

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        CEO at Scripted.com
        Review ofDreamFactoryDreamFactory

        DreamFactory makes putting a REST API on top of a database a snap. Put an API on Redshift? No problem.

        This has cut development time a ton and been super useful for us. If you're looking for simple SQL reporting into Slack check out something like SQLBot.co, but if you need to put an API on top of your database, DreamFactory's hard to beat.

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