ExpressJS vs. Rails API 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 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.

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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Cons

What are the cons of using ExpressJS?
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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use ExpressJS?
1027 companies on StackShare use ExpressJS
What companies use Rails API?
5 companies on StackShare use Rails API
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 Rails API?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails API
What tools integrate with Trails?
15 tools on StackShare integrate with Trails

What are some alternatives to ExpressJS, Rails API, 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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