ExpressJS vs nginx: What are the differences?
Developers describe ExpressJS as "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. On the other hand, nginx is detailed as "A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet". nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.
ExpressJS and nginx are primarily classified as "Microframeworks (Backend)" and "Web Servers" tools respectively.
ExpressJS and nginx are both open source tools. It seems that ExpressJS with 44.6K GitHub stars and 7.48K forks on GitHub has more adoption than nginx with 9.11K GitHub stars and 3.44K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, nginx has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8677 company stacks & 2561 developers stacks; compared to ExpressJS, which is listed in 854 company stacks and 790 developer stacks.
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