ExpressJS vs. Rails API vs. Fastify



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Description

What is ExpressJS?

Express is a minimal and flexible node.js web application framework, providing a robust set of features for building single and multi-page, and hybrid web applications.

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 Fastify?

Fastify is a web framework highly focused on speed and low overhead. It is inspired from Hapi and Express and as far as we know, it is one of the fastest web frameworks in town. Use Fastify can increase your throughput up to 100%.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Fastify?
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Cons

What are the cons of using ExpressJS?
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What are the cons of using Rails API?
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What are the cons of using Fastify?
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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use ExpressJS?
1032 companies on StackShare use ExpressJS
What companies use Rails API?
5 companies on StackShare use Rails API
What companies use Fastify?
5 companies on StackShare use Fastify

Integrations

What tools integrate with ExpressJS?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with ExpressJS
What tools integrate with Rails API?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails API
What tools integrate with Fastify?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Fastify

What are some alternatives to ExpressJS, Rails API, and Fastify?

  • 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
  • hapi - Server Framework for Node.js

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