ExpressJS vs. Grape vs. Javalin

Get help choosing one of these Get news updates about these tools


Favorites

200

Favorites

6

Favorites

5

Hacker News, Reddit, Stack Overflow Stats

  • 511
  • 52
  • 0
  • -
  • 23
  • 386
  • -
  • 678
  • 0

GitHub Stats

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 Grape?

Grape is a REST-like API micro-framework for Ruby. It's designed to run on Rack or complement existing web application frameworks such as Rails and Sinatra by providing a simple DSL to easily develop RESTful APIs. It has built-in support for common conventions, including multiple formats, subdomain/prefix restriction, content negotiation, versioning and much more.

What is Javalin?

Javalin started as a fork of the Spark framework but quickly turned into a ground-up rewrite influenced by express.js. Both of these web frameworks are inspired by the modern micro web framework grandfather: Sinatra, so if you’re coming from Ruby then Javalin shouldn’t feel too unfamiliar.

Pros

Why do developers choose ExpressJS?
  • Why do you like ExpressJS?

    Why do developers choose Grape?
    Why do you like Grape?

    Why do developers choose Javalin?
    Why do you like Javalin?

    Cons

    What are the cons of using ExpressJS?
    No Cons submitted yet for ExpressJS
    Downsides of ExpressJS?

    What are the cons of using Grape?
    Downsides of Grape?

    What are the cons of using Javalin?
    No Cons submitted yet for Javalin
    Downsides of Javalin?

    Companies

    What companies use ExpressJS?
    717 companies on StackShare use ExpressJS
    What companies use Grape?
    11 companies on StackShare use Grape
    What companies use Javalin?
    0 companies on StackShare use Javalin

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with ExpressJS?
    15 tools on StackShare integrate with ExpressJS
    What tools integrate with Grape?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Grape
    What tools integrate with Javalin?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Javalin

    What are some alternatives to ExpressJS, Grape, and Javalin?

    • 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

    See all alternatives to ExpressJS



    Interest Over Time


    Get help choosing one of these