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Knex.js vs PostgREST: What are the differences?

What is Knex.js? SQL query builder for Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite3, and Oracle. Knex.js is a "batteries included" SQL query builder for Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite3, and Oracle designed to be flexible, portable, and fun to use. It features both traditional node style callbacks as well as a promise interface for cleaner async flow control, a stream interface, full featured query and schema builders, transaction support (with savepoints), connection pooling and standardized responses between different query clients and dialects.

What is PostgREST? Automatic REST API for Any Postgres Database. PostgREST serves a fully RESTful API from any existing PostgreSQL database. It provides a cleaner, more standards-compliant, faster API than you are likely to write from scratch.

Knex.js and PostgREST can be categorized as "Database" tools.

Knex.js and PostgREST are both open source tools. It seems that PostgREST with 12.5K GitHub stars and 585 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Knex.js with 9.91K GitHub stars and 1.24K GitHub forks.

What is Knex.js?

Knex.js is a "batteries included" SQL query builder for Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite3, and Oracle designed to be flexible, portable, and fun to use. It features both traditional node style callbacks as well as a promise interface for cleaner async flow control, a stream interface, full featured query and schema builders, transaction support (with savepoints), connection pooling and standardized responses between different query clients and dialects.

What is PostgREST?

PostgREST serves a fully RESTful API from any existing PostgreSQL database. It provides a cleaner, more standards-compliant, faster API than you are likely to write from scratch.

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        What are some alternatives to Knex.js and PostgREST?
        Sequel Pro
        Sequel Pro is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL databases.
        PostGIS
        PostGIS is a spatial database extender for PostgreSQL object-relational database. It adds support for geographic objects allowing location queries to be run in SQL.
        Open PostgreSQL Monitoring
        Open PostgreSQL Monitoring is a free software designed to help you manage your PostgreSQL servers.
        Flyway
        Flyway lets you regain control of your database migrations with pleasure and plain sql. Solves only one problem and solves it well. Flyway migrates your database, so you don't have to worry about it anymore.
        Liquibase
        Developers store database changes in text-based files on their local development machines and apply them to their local databases. Changelog files can be be arbitrarily nested for better management.
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        Flux Work uses Knex.jsKnex.js

        Not an ORM but a query builder. So developers are encouraged or sometimes forced to think about SQL and database layer, which is a good thing.

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        Zube uses Knex.jsKnex.js

        Converts JS to SQL. Pretty awesome!

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        AmperVue uses PostgRESTPostgREST

        Production Database

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