ExpressJS vs Sinatra vs Slim





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 Sinatra?

Sinatra is a DSL for quickly creating web applications in Ruby with minimal effort.

What is Slim?

Slim is easy to use for both beginners and professionals. Slim favors cleanliness over terseness and common cases over edge cases. Its interface is simple, intuitive, and extensively documented — both online and in the code itself.

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      Koa aims to be a smaller, more expressive, and more robust foundation for web applications and APIs. Through leveraging generators Koa allows you to ditch callbacks and greatly increase error-handling. Koa does not bundle any middleware.
      Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
      Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
      Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
      Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.
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      Cloudcraft uses ExpressJSExpressJS

      Express.js is the workhorse of the backend. It's not the most exciting part of a stack, but it works, is very well documented, and you can find a plugin for almost everything you could possibly want. We also carefully evaluated Koa.js, but decided not to go down this route: fewer plugins, less documentation & answers online. I'm also not personally convinced by the generators yield syntax at all. ES7 async functions looks like a much better bet, and with Promises and Babel I can have that already today.

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      datapile uses SinatraSinatra

      Scalatra (we had to pick Sinatra on StackShare since Scalatra is has not yet been officially added) is the slickest (not to be confused with Slick for Scala) web/applet server framework we've had the pleasure of playing with in Scala.

      For all intensive purposes, Scalatra is the Scala version of Sinatra (which for anyone who doesn't know is a Ruby web server DSL).

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      Volkan Özçelik uses ExpressJSExpressJS

      I use express.js for and web apps.

      Express is well-known, lightweight, works out-of-the-box, has great middleware support and has minimal learning curve.

      It is the best framework to start developing a general Node.js web app.

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      Kent Steiner uses ExpressJSExpressJS

      I'm fluent in ExpressJS, but over the past two years I have moved to HapiJS. Similar results, but I find Hapi to be more full-featured towards my app, api and service needs. I can operate confidently in both.

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      Promethean TV uses ExpressJSExpressJS

      PrometheanTV utilizes the ExpressJS web application framework to deploy various web applications and services including the Broadcast Center Tool, our video embed service, and our REST API.

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      Merge In uses ExpressJSExpressJS

      We rely on ExpressJS to serve our content simply, easily, and effectively, without the bloat-ware. Big thanks to StrongLoop for supporting this package.

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      Karma uses SinatraSinatra

      We use Sinatra a lot. I love Sinatra for APIs. It's really simple, really lightweight. It's awesome.

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      Tristan Bailey uses SlimSlim

      Knocking up apis and smaller than laravel work projects

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      David Sugar uses SinatraSinatra

      Typically used for web api services such as in piwitch

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      InApplet uses SlimSlim

      Framework usado no código da aplicação principal

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      Takkaa uses SlimSlim

      we create our API with this microframework

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      Björn Pfoster uses SlimSlim

      A fast, slim and scalable PHP Framework

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      EdgeTheory uses SinatraSinatra

      Microservices, RESTful APIs

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      Satoru Ishikawa uses SinatraSinatra


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