ExpressJS vs. Koa vs. Lumen



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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 Koa?

Koa aims to be a smaller, more expressive, and more robust foundation for web applications and APIs. Through leveraging generators Koa allows you to ditch callbacks and greatly increase error-handling. Koa does not bundle any middleware.

What is Lumen?

Laravel Lumen is a stunningly fast PHP micro-framework for building web applications with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Lumen attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as routing, database abstraction, queueing, and caching.

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Pros

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

Why do developers choose Koa?
Why do you like Koa?

Why do developers choose Lumen?
Why do you like Lumen?

Cons

What are the cons of using ExpressJS?
No Cons submitted yet for ExpressJS
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What are the cons of using Koa?
No Cons submitted yet for Koa
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What are the cons of using Lumen?
No Cons submitted yet for Lumen
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Companies

What companies use ExpressJS?
1028 companies on StackShare use ExpressJS
What companies use Koa?
51 companies on StackShare use Koa
What companies use Lumen?
37 companies on StackShare use Lumen

Integrations

What tools integrate with ExpressJS?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with ExpressJS
What tools integrate with Koa?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Koa
What tools integrate with Lumen?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Lumen

What are some alternatives to ExpressJS, Koa, and Lumen?

  • 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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