Koa vs. Rails API vs. Pencil

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Description

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 Rails API?

Rails::API is a subset of a normal Rails application, created for applications that don't require all functionality that a complete Rails application provides. It is a bit more lightweight, and consequently a bit faster than a normal Rails application. The main example for its usage is in API applications only, where you usually don't need the entire Rails middleware stack nor template generation.

What is Pencil?

A web application microframework for Rust

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Companies

What companies use Koa?
34 companies on StackShare use Koa
What companies use Rails API?
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What companies use Pencil?
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Integrations

What tools integrate with Koa?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Koa
What tools integrate with Rails API?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails API
What tools integrate with Pencil?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Pencil

What are some alternatives to Koa, Rails API, and Pencil?

  • ExpressJS - Sinatra inspired web development framework for node.js -- insanely fast, flexible, and simple
  • Flask - a microframework for Python based on Werkzeug, Jinja 2 and good intentions.
  • Django REST framework - Web APIs for Django
  • Sinatra - Classy web-development dressed in a DSL

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