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KeystoneJS vs Sails.js: What are the differences?

KeystoneJS: Node.js CMS and web application platform built on Express and MongoDB. Keystone is the easiest way to build database-driven websites, applications and APIs in Node.js; 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.

KeystoneJS can be classified as a tool in the "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" category, while Sails.js is grouped under "Microframeworks (Backend)".

"Out-of-box tools and basic services" is the top reason why over 4 developers like KeystoneJS, while over 41 developers mention "Data-driven apis " as the leading cause for choosing Sails.js.

KeystoneJS and Sails.js are both open source tools. It seems that Sails.js with 20.7K GitHub stars and 1.85K forks on GitHub has more adoption than KeystoneJS with 14.7K GitHub stars and 2.37K GitHub forks.

Redox Engine, HYPH, and LapNghiep are some of the popular companies that use Sails.js, whereas KeystoneJS is used by ProfeBot, Mockuuups, and University of Europe Laureate Digital. Sails.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 47 company stacks & 150 developers stacks; compared to KeystoneJS, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 20 developer stacks.

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Pros of KeystoneJS
Pros of Sails.js
  • 6
    Out-of-box tools and basic services
  • 3
    Large community
  • 2
    Great sandbox to play with nodejs
  • 2
    Great CMS and API platform
  • 2
    Great schema-based auto-generated admin interface
  • 1
    Similar to wordpress
  • 1
    Fast growing community cms framework
  • 1
    Great culture
  • 1
    Fast on V8
  • 1
    Great integrations
  • 1
    A great MEAN stack
  • 1
    Detail documentations and tutorials
  • 1
    Open source
  • 1
    Free
  • 1
    Rapid development
  • 1
    "easy setup", "uses mongodb"
  • 48
    Data-driven apis
  • 46
    Waterline ORM
  • 36
    Mvc
  • 32
    Easy rest
  • 24
    Real-time
  • 20
    Open source
  • 19
    Service-oriented architecture
  • 18
    Scalable
  • 10
    Convension over configuration
  • 9
    Node machines and machinepacks
  • 9
    Rails-like asset pipeline
  • 7
    Easy route/controller generation
  • 6
    Ruby on Rails basic stuff for JS devs
  • 3
    CLI for scaffolding project pieces
  • 3
    WebSocket support
  • 1
    Supportive community

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Cons of KeystoneJS
Cons of Sails.js
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    • 4
      Waterline ORM
    • 3
      Defaults to VueJS
    • 0
      Standard MVC

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    What is KeystoneJS?

    Keystone is the easiest way to build database-driven websites, applications and APIs in Node.js.

    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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