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ExpressJS vs Lumen: What are the differences?

ExpressJS: Sinatra inspired web development framework for node.js -- insanely fast, flexible, and simple. 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; Lumen: The stunningly fast PHP micro-framework by Laravel. 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.

ExpressJS and Lumen can be primarily classified as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.

"Simple" is the primary reason why developers consider ExpressJS over the competitors, whereas "API" was stated as the key factor in picking Lumen.

ExpressJS and Lumen are both open source tools. ExpressJS with 44.3K GitHub stars and 7.45K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Lumen with 6.29K GitHub stars and 833 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, ExpressJS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 843 company stacks & 760 developers stacks; compared to Lumen, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.

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 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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    What are some alternatives to ExpressJS and Lumen?
    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.
    React
    Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
    Flask
    Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
    Django
    Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
    Go
    Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.
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    Decisions about ExpressJS and Lumen
    Antonio Kobashikawa
    Antonio Kobashikawa
    Web developer | Blogger | Freelancer at Rulo Kobashikawa | 5 upvotes 47.9K views
    Koa
    Koa
    ES6
    ES6
    JavaScript
    JavaScript
    Ionic
    Ionic
    Vue.js
    Vue.js
    MongoDB
    MongoDB
    ExpressJS
    ExpressJS
    Node.js
    Node.js

    We are using Node.js and ExpressJS to build a REST services that is middleware of a legacy system. MongoDB as database. Vue.js helps us to make rapid UI to test use cases. Frontend is build for mobile with Ionic . We like using JavaScript and ES6 .

    I think next step could be to use Koa but I am not sure.

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    Y. Taborda
    Y. Taborda
    Full Stack Developer | 1 upvotes 27K views
    Slim
    Slim
    Yii
    Yii
    Lumen
    Lumen
    PHP
    PHP

    I'm about to start a new project to build a REST API, and I got to this point: Yii2 Vs Lumen Vs Slim, I used Yii 1.1 a while a go and it was awesome, really easy to work with, as a developer you don't have to worry about almost anything, just setup the framework, get your php extensions, and start coding your app.

    But, I was told about performance and someone recomended Lumen or Slim to work with a micro framework and a less bloated framework, what worries me is the lack of advantages that Yii2 offers, ACF and RBAC as a native tool on the framework, gii, the model validations and all the security props already in it.

    Is it worth it? Is the performance so great on those frameworks to leave aside the advantages of a framework like Yii2?

    How do you suggest to make the test to prove wich one is better?

    PHP Lumen Yii Slim

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    GitHub
    GitHub
    nginx
    nginx
    ESLint
    ESLint
    AVA
    AVA
    Semantic UI React
    Semantic UI React
    Redux
    Redux
    React
    React
    PostgreSQL
    PostgreSQL
    ExpressJS
    ExpressJS
    Node.js
    Node.js
    FeathersJS
    FeathersJS
    Heroku
    Heroku
    Amazon EC2
    Amazon EC2
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes
    Jenkins
    Jenkins
    Docker Compose
    Docker Compose
    Docker
    Docker
    #Containerized
    #Containers
    #Backend
    #Stack
    #Frontend

    Recently I have been working on an open source stack to help people consolidate their personal health data in a single database so that AI and analytics apps can be run against it to find personalized treatments. We chose to go with a #containerized approach leveraging Docker #containers with a local development environment setup with Docker Compose and nginx for container routing. For the production environment we chose to pull code from GitHub and build/push images using Jenkins and using Kubernetes to deploy to Amazon EC2.

    We also implemented a dashboard app to handle user authentication/authorization, as well as a custom SSO server that runs on Heroku which allows experts to easily visit more than one instance without having to login repeatedly. The #Backend was implemented using my favorite #Stack which consists of FeathersJS on top of Node.js and ExpressJS with PostgreSQL as the main database. The #Frontend was implemented using React, Redux.js, Semantic UI React and the FeathersJS client. Though testing was light on this project, we chose to use AVA as well as ESLint to keep the codebase clean and consistent.

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    Paul Whittemore
    Paul Whittemore
    Developer and Owner at Appurist Software | 15 upvotes 87.8K views
    Fastly
    Fastly
    Electron
    Electron
    vuex
    vuex
    Vue.js
    Vue.js
    Quasar Framework
    Quasar Framework
    Vuetify
    Vuetify
    Node.js
    Node.js
    ExpressJS
    ExpressJS
    Fastify
    Fastify

    I'm building most projects using: Server: either Fastify (all projects going forward) or ExpressJS on Node.js (existing, previously) on the server side, and Client app: either Vuetify (currently) or Quasar Framework (going forward) on Vue.js with vuex on Electron for the UI to deliver both web-based and desktop applications for multiple platforms.

    The direct support for Android and iOS in Quasar Framework will make it my go-to client UI platform for any new client-side or web work. On the server, I'll probably use Fastly for all my server work, unless I get into Go more in the future.

    Update: The mobile support in Quasar is not a sufficiently compelling reason to move me from Vuetify. I have decided to stick with Vuetify for a UI for Vue, as it is richer in components and enables a really great-looking professional result. For mobile platforms, I will just use Cordova to wrap the Vue+Vuetify app for mobile, and Electron to wrap it for desktop platforms.

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    Praveen Mooli
    Praveen Mooli
    Technical Leader at Taylor and Francis | 11 upvotes 174.4K views
    MongoDB Atlas
    MongoDB Atlas
    Amazon S3
    Amazon S3
    Amazon DynamoDB
    Amazon DynamoDB
    Amazon RDS
    Amazon RDS
    Serverless
    Serverless
    Docker
    Docker
    Terraform
    Terraform
    Travis CI
    Travis CI
    GitHub
    GitHub
    RxJS
    RxJS
    Angular 2
    Angular 2
    AWS Lambda
    AWS Lambda
    Amazon SQS
    Amazon SQS
    Amazon SNS
    Amazon SNS
    Amazon Kinesis Firehose
    Amazon Kinesis Firehose
    Amazon Kinesis
    Amazon Kinesis
    Flask
    Flask
    Python
    Python
    ExpressJS
    ExpressJS
    Node.js
    Node.js
    Spring Boot
    Spring Boot
    Java
    Java
    #Backend
    #Microservices
    #Eventsourcingframework
    #Webapps
    #Devops
    #Data

    We are in the process of building a modern content platform to deliver our content through various channels. We decided to go with Microservices architecture as we wanted scale. Microservice architecture style is an approach to developing an application as a suite of small independently deployable services built around specific business capabilities. You can gain modularity, extensive parallelism and cost-effective scaling by deploying services across many distributed servers. Microservices modularity facilitates independent updates/deployments, and helps to avoid single point of failure, which can help prevent large-scale outages. We also decided to use Event Driven Architecture pattern which is a popular distributed asynchronous architecture pattern used to produce highly scalable applications. The event-driven architecture is made up of highly decoupled, single-purpose event processing components that asynchronously receive and process events.

    To build our #Backend capabilities we decided to use the following: 1. #Microservices - Java with Spring Boot , Node.js with ExpressJS and Python with Flask 2. #Eventsourcingframework - Amazon Kinesis , Amazon Kinesis Firehose , Amazon SNS , Amazon SQS, AWS Lambda 3. #Data - Amazon RDS , Amazon DynamoDB , Amazon S3 , MongoDB Atlas

    To build #Webapps we decided to use Angular 2 with RxJS

    #Devops - GitHub , Travis CI , Terraform , Docker , Serverless

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    Samuel Olugbemi
    Samuel Olugbemi
    Software Engineer at Payzone UK | 6 upvotes 14.1K views
    atPayzone UKPayzone UK
    ExpressJS
    ExpressJS
    LoopBack
    LoopBack

    I use LoopBack because it is: * It is truly and Unbelievably Extensible * it is default integrated with OpenAPI (Swagger) Spec Driven REST API * I write lesser codes, because most of the user stories have been covered using the code generation * It's documentation is more compact and well detailed than ExpressJS * It is very easy to learn, hence you can build a basic Rest API App in minutes * It has built in NPM packages required to build my Rest API which saves me time on installation and configuration * The Datasource/Service/Controller concept is just Brilliant (that's mostly all you need to get your app speaking with an External API services) * The support for SOAP and Rest API services is amazing!

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    How developers use ExpressJS and Lumen
    Avatar of Cloudcraft
    Cloudcraft uses ExpressJSExpressJS

    Express.js is the workhorse of the Cloudcraft.co backend. It's not the most exciting part of a stack, but it works, is very well documented, and you can find a plugin for almost everything you could possibly want. We also carefully evaluated Koa.js, but decided not to go down this route: fewer plugins, less documentation & answers online. I'm also not personally convinced by the generators yield syntax at all. ES7 async functions looks like a much better bet, and with Promises and Babel I can have that already today.

    Avatar of Volkan 脰z莽elik
    Volkan 脰z莽elik uses ExpressJSExpressJS

    I use express.js for nightly.zerotoherojs.com and dojo.zerotoherojs.com web apps.

    Express is well-known, lightweight, works out-of-the-box, has great middleware support and has minimal learning curve.

    It is the best framework to start developing a general Node.js web app.

    Avatar of Kent Steiner
    Kent Steiner uses ExpressJSExpressJS

    I'm fluent in ExpressJS, but over the past two years I have moved to HapiJS. Similar results, but I find Hapi to be more full-featured towards my app, api and service needs. I can operate confidently in both.

    Avatar of Promethean TV
    Promethean TV uses ExpressJSExpressJS

    PrometheanTV utilizes the ExpressJS web application framework to deploy various web applications and services including the Broadcast Center Tool, our video embed service, and our REST API.

    Avatar of Merge In
    Merge In uses ExpressJSExpressJS

    We rely on ExpressJS to serve our content simply, easily, and effectively, without the bloat-ware. Big thanks to StrongLoop for supporting this package.

    Avatar of jvihrial
    jvihrial uses LumenLumen

    First our BE was pure PHP, then it evolved to Laravel and now we are on Lumen. Superb.

    Avatar of Gums Up
    Gums Up uses LumenLumen

    We have a service for resizing and serving images.

    Avatar of thanawatsenawat
    thanawatsenawat uses LumenLumen

    For leaning to Create REST API

    Avatar of Andrei Kun
    Andrei Kun uses LumenLumen

    JSON API Framework

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