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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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Pros of hapi
Pros of Sails.js
  • 25
    Makes me Hapi making REST APIs
  • 14
    Simpler than other REST libraries
  • 14
    Configuration
  • 13
    Modularization
  • 12
    Quality Driven Ecosystem
  • 5
    Easy testability
  • 1
    Better validation
  • 0
    Restify
  • 46
    Data-driven apis
  • 44
    Waterline ORM
  • 34
    Mvc
  • 30
    Easy rest
  • 22
    Real-time
  • 18
    Open source
  • 17
    Service-oriented architecture
  • 16
    Scalable
  • 8
    Convension over configuration
  • 7
    Rails-like asset pipeline
  • 7
    Node machines and machinepacks
  • 5
    Easy route/controller generation
  • 4
    Ruby on Rails basic stuff for JS devs
  • 1
    WebSocket support
  • 1
    CLI for scaffolding project pieces

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Cons of hapi
Cons of Sails.js
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    • 4
      Waterline ORM
    • 2
      Defaults to VueJS

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    What is hapi?

    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.

    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.

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    What are some alternatives to hapi and Sails.js?
    Koa
    Koa aims to be a smaller, more expressive, and more robust foundation for web applications and APIs. Through leveraging generators Koa allows you to ditch callbacks and greatly increase error-handling. Koa does not bundle any middleware.
    NestJS
    Nest is a framework for building efficient, scalable Node.js server-side applications. It uses progressive JavaScript, is built with TypeScript (preserves compatibility with pure JavaScript) and combines elements of OOP (Object Oriented Programming), FP (Functional Programming), and FRP (Functional Reactive Programming). Under the hood, Nest makes use of Express, but also, provides compatibility with a wide range of other libraries, like e.g. Fastify, allowing for easy use of the myriad third-party plugins which are available.
    Restify
    A Node.js web service framework optimized for building semantically correct RESTful web services ready for production use at scale. it optimizes for introspection and performance.
    Fastify
    Fastify is a web framework highly focused on speed and low overhead. It is inspired from Hapi and Express and as far as we know, it is one of the fastest web frameworks in town. Use Fastify can increase your throughput up to 100%.
    LoopBack
    A highly-extensible, open-source Node.js framework that enables you to create dynamic end-to-end REST APIs with little or no coding. Connect to multiple data sources, write business logic in Node.js, glue on top of your existing services and data, connect using JS, iOS & Android SDKs.
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