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.