hapi vs Sails.js: What are the differences?
hapi: Server Framework for Node.js. hapi is a simple to use configuration-centric framework with built-in support for input validation, caching, authentication, and other essential facilities for building web applications and services; 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.
hapi and Sails.js belong to "Microframeworks (Backend)" category of the tech stack.
"Makes me Hapi making REST APIs" is the primary reason why developers consider hapi over the competitors, whereas "Data-driven apis " was stated as the key factor in picking Sails.js.
hapi and Sails.js are both open source tools. Sails.js with 20.6K GitHub stars and 1.85K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than hapi with 11.2K GitHub stars and 1.16K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, hapi has a broader approval, being mentioned in 54 company stacks & 33 developers stacks; compared to Sails.js, which is listed in 32 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.
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Serves static content. Was added to make it more easy to transition to serverside view templating and API.