ExpressJS vs. Flask vs. Rails API

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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 Flask?

Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.

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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    Cons

    What are the cons of using ExpressJS?
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    What are the cons of using Flask?
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    Pricing

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    Companies

    What companies use ExpressJS?
    740 companies on StackShare use ExpressJS
    What companies use Flask?
    427 companies on StackShare use Flask
    What companies use Rails API?
    1 companies on StackShare use Rails API

    Integrations

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

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

    • Django REST framework - Web APIs for Django
    • Sinatra - Classy web-development dressed in a DSL
    • hapi - Server Framework for Node.js
    • Sails.js - Realtime MVC Framework for Node.js

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