Falcon vs. Iron vs. Rails API

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Description

What is Falcon?

Falcon is a minimalist WSGI library for building speedy web APIs and app backends. We like to think of Falcon as the Dieter Rams of web frameworks.

What is Iron?

Iron is a high level web framework built in and for Rust, built on hyper. Iron is designed to take advantage of Rust's greatest features - its excellent type system and its principled approach to ownership in both single threaded and multi threaded contexts.

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.

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use Falcon?
8 companies on StackShare use Falcon
What companies use Iron?
10 companies on StackShare use Iron
What companies use Rails API?
5 companies on StackShare use Rails API

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What tools integrate with Iron?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Iron
What tools integrate with Rails API?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails API

What are some alternatives to Falcon, Iron, and Rails API?

  • ExpressJS - Sinatra inspired web development framework for node.js -- insanely fast, flexible, and simple
  • 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

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