ExpressJS vs. Grape 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 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 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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Why do developers choose ExpressJS?
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    Why do developers choose Grape?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using ExpressJS?
    No Cons submitted yet for ExpressJS
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    What are the cons of using Rails API?
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    Pricing

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    Companies

    What companies use ExpressJS?
    717 companies on StackShare use ExpressJS
    What companies use Grape?
    11 companies on StackShare use Grape
    What companies use Rails API?
    1 companies on StackShare use Rails API

    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 Rails API?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails API

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

    • 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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