Slim vs. Grape vs. Javalin

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Description

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.

What is Grape?

Grape is a REST-like API micro-framework for Ruby. It's designed to run on Rack or complement existing web application frameworks such as Rails and Sinatra by providing a simple DSL to easily develop RESTful APIs. It has built-in support for common conventions, including multiple formats, subdomain/prefix restriction, content negotiation, versioning and much more.

What is Javalin?

Javalin started as a fork of the Spark framework but quickly turned into a ground-up rewrite influenced by express.js. Both of these web frameworks are inspired by the modern micro web framework grandfather: Sinatra, so if you’re coming from Ruby then Javalin shouldn’t feel too unfamiliar.

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use Slim?
27 companies on StackShare use Slim
What companies use Grape?
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0 companies on StackShare use Javalin

Integrations

What tools integrate with Slim?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Slim
What tools integrate with Grape?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Grape
What tools integrate with Javalin?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Javalin

What are some alternatives to Slim, Grape, and Javalin?

  • 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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