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.