ExpressJS vs. Lumen 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 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.

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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Pros

Why do developers choose ExpressJS?
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Why do developers choose Lumen?
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Why do developers choose Rails API?
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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 Lumen?
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What are the cons of using Rails API?
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Pricing

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How much does Rails API cost?

Companies

What companies use ExpressJS?
1028 companies on StackShare use ExpressJS
What companies use Lumen?
37 companies on StackShare use Lumen
What companies use Rails API?
5 companies on StackShare use Rails API

Integrations

What tools integrate with ExpressJS?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with ExpressJS
What tools integrate with Lumen?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Lumen
What tools integrate with Rails API?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails API

What are some alternatives to ExpressJS, Lumen, 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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