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Radoslaw Fabisiak

We builded Duomly with: BE: Node.JS & Nest.JS & TypeScript & PostgreSQL and FE: React & Sass & Javascript.

The whole of the stack is JS related what helps us to keep development on a track. When building backend we decided to go go for TS & Nest.js because we had experience with Javascript and still wanted to have control over types.

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Pros of ExpressJS
Pros of NestJS
  • 359
    Simple
  • 317
    Node.js
  • 233
    Javascript
  • 183
    High performance
  • 146
    Robust routing
  • 66
    Open source
  • 62
    Middlewares
  • 50
    Great community
  • 33
    Hybrid web applications
  • 8
    Sinatra inspired
  • 8
    Well documented
  • 3
    Isomorphic js.. superfast and easy
  • 3
    Rapid development
  • 2
    Resource available for learning
  • 2
    Socket connection
  • 2
    Light weight
  • 2
    Event loop
  • 1
    Data stream
  • 1
    Callbacks
  • 1
    Npm
  • 0
    Xxx
  • 36
    Powerful but super friendly to work with
  • 29
    Fast development
  • 29
    Easy to understand documentation
  • 25
    Angular style syntax for the backend
  • 23
    NodeJS ecosystem
  • 21
    Its easy to understand since it follows angular syntax
  • 12
    Typescript
  • 9
    Integrates with Narwhal Extensions
  • 7
    Good architecture
  • 6
    Graphql support easy
  • 5
    Typescript makes it well integrated in vscode
  • 4
    Agnosticism
  • 2
    Easily integrate with others external extensions

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Cons of ExpressJS
Cons of NestJS
  • 19
    Not python
  • 14
    Overrated
  • 13
    No multithreading
  • 6
    Javascript
  • 3
    Not fast
  • 2
    Easily Insecure for Novices
  • 4
    User base is small. Less help on Stackoverflow
  • 3
    Difficult to debug
  • 3
    Angular-like architecture
  • 1
    Javascript
  • 1
    Frontend in backend
  • 1
    Updates with breaking changes
  • 1
    Unstable

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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 NestJS?

Nest is a framework for building efficient, scalable Node.js server-side applications. It uses progressive JavaScript, is built with TypeScript (preserves compatibility with pure JavaScript) and combines elements of OOP (Object Oriented Programming), FP (Functional Programming), and FRP (Functional Reactive Programming). Under the hood, Nest makes use of Express, but also, provides compatibility with a wide range of other libraries, like e.g. Fastify, allowing for easy use of the myriad third-party plugins which are available.

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