ExpressJS vs. Javalin vs. Pencil



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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 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.

What is Pencil?

A web application microframework for Rust

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Pros

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

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

Why do developers choose Pencil?
Why do you like Pencil?

Cons

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

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

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

Companies

What companies use ExpressJS?
1031 companies on StackShare use ExpressJS
What companies use Javalin?
0 companies on StackShare use Javalin
What companies use Pencil?
0 companies on StackShare use Pencil

Integrations

What tools integrate with ExpressJS?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with ExpressJS
What tools integrate with Javalin?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Javalin
What tools integrate with Pencil?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Pencil

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

  • 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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