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Koa vs LoopBack: What are the differences?

Koa: Next generation web framework for node.js. 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; LoopBack: *An open source Node.js framework built on top of Express optimized *. 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.

Koa and LoopBack belong to "Microframeworks (Backend)" category of the tech stack.

Koa and LoopBack are both open source tools. It seems that Koa with 26.6K GitHub stars and 2.42K forks on GitHub has more adoption than LoopBack with 12.8K GitHub stars and 1.17K GitHub forks.

Pubu, Hostr, and Broker Genius are some of the popular companies that use Koa, whereas LoopBack is used by Riley, MAJ Digital, and ProReact Systems Nordic. Koa has a broader approval, being mentioned in 44 company stacks & 31 developers stacks; compared to LoopBack, which is listed in 17 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

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Pros of Koa
Pros of LoopBack
  • 5
    Async/Await
  • 5
    JavaScript
  • 1
    REST API
  • 9
    Need a nodejs ReST-API, DB, AAA, Swagger? Then loopback
  • 8
    Easy Database Migration
  • 5
    Code generator
  • 3
    The future of API's
  • 2
    GraphQL
  • 0
    Typescript

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Cons of Koa
Cons of LoopBack
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    • 7
      Community is slow
    • 1
      Backward compatibility

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    What is 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.

    What is 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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    What are some alternatives to Koa and LoopBack?
    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%.
    hapi
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    ExpressJS
    Express is a minimal and flexible node.js web application framework, providing a robust set of features for building single and multi-page, and hybrid web applications.
    Flask
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    Django REST framework
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