ExpressJS vs. Lumen vs. Trails



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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 Trails?

Trails is a modern, community-driven web application framework for node.js. It builds on the pedigree of Rails and Grails to accelerate development by adhering to a straightforward, convention-based, API-driven design philosophy.

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Pros

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

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

Why do developers choose Trails?
Why do you like Trails?

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

What companies use ExpressJS?
1031 companies on StackShare use ExpressJS
What companies use Lumen?
37 companies on StackShare use Lumen
What companies use Trails?
2 companies on StackShare use Trails

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 Trails?
15 tools on StackShare integrate with Trails

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

  • 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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