Sails.js vs. Lumen vs. Grape

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What is Sails.js?

Sails is designed to mimic the MVC pattern of frameworks like Ruby on Rails, but with support for the requirements of modern apps: data-driven APIs with scalable, service-oriented architecture.

What is Lumen?

Laravel Lumen is a stunningly fast PHP micro-framework for building web applications with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Lumen attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as routing, database abstraction, queueing, and caching.

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.

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Why do developers choose Sails.js?
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Why do developers choose Lumen?
Why do you like Lumen?

Why do developers choose Grape?
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What are the cons of using Sails.js?
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What are the cons of using Lumen?
No Cons submitted yet for Lumen
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What are the cons of using Grape?
Downsides of Grape?

What companies use Sails.js?
47 companies on StackShare use Sails.js
What companies use Lumen?
38 companies on StackShare use Lumen
What companies use Grape?
15 companies on StackShare use Grape
What tools integrate with Sails.js?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Sails.js
What tools integrate with Lumen?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Lumen
What tools integrate with Grape?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Grape

What are some alternatives to Sails.js, Lumen, and Grape?

  • 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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