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Grape vs Sails.js: What are the differences?
What is Grape? An opinionated micro-framework for creating REST-like APIs in Ruby. 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 Sails.js? Realtime MVC Framework for Node.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.
Grape and Sails.js belong to "Microframeworks (Backend)" category of the tech stack.
"Well documented" is the primary reason why developers consider Grape over the competitors, whereas "Data-driven apis " was stated as the key factor in picking Sails.js.
Grape and Sails.js are both open source tools. It seems that Sails.js with 20.6K GitHub stars and 1.85K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Grape with 8.86K GitHub stars and 1.09K GitHub forks.
TestLegends, HYPH, and Giguana are some of the popular companies that use Sails.js, whereas Grape is used by DivShot, TaxJar, and Master Of Code Global. Sails.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 32 company stacks & 12 developers stacks; compared to Grape, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.
Pros of Grape
- Open source4
- Well documented4
- Can be used to apply good security to the whole API2
Pros of Sails.js
- Data-driven apis49
- Waterline ORM47
- Easy rest32
- Open source21
- Service-oriented architecture19
- Convension over configuration10
- Rails-like asset pipeline9
- Node machines and machinepacks9
- Easy route/controller generation7
- Ruby on Rails basic stuff for JS devs6
- CLI for scaffolding project pieces3
- WebSocket support3
- Supportive community1
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Cons of Grape
- Code structure makes reuse difficult1
Cons of Sails.js
- Waterline ORM5
- Defaults to VueJS4
- Standard MVC0