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Grape vs Total.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.
Grape and Total.js can be primarily classified as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.
Grape and Total.js are both open source tools. Grape with 8.9K GitHub stars and 1.09K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Total.js with 3.97K GitHub stars and 434 GitHub forks.
Pros of Grape
- Open source4
- Well documented4
- Can be used to apply good security to the whole API2
Pros of Total.js
- Rapid development5
- Great support4
- Low-code tools4
- UI components3
- Prebuild apps3
- Develooment cloud2
- Open Source2
- Easy to deploy1
- Resource aviable for learning1
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Cons of Grape
- Code structure makes reuse difficult1
Cons of Total.js
- Lack of source code documentation3
- Poor design2
- Poor community2
- Messes up global namespace and default prototypes2
- Poor design - 4000 line files2
- Developed as "one man show"2
- Memory leaks1
- Heavy relies on setTimeout1
- Prototype polution1
- Re-invented Lodash poorly1
- In-house bundler allows to commint syntax errors1
- In-house WS client (conflicts with rfc6455 spec)1