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Koa

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+ 1
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Rails API

85
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16
Sails.js

306
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+ 1
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Pros of Koa
Pros of Rails API
Pros of Sails.js
  • 5
    Async/Await
  • 5
    JavaScript
  • 1
    REST API
  • 5
    Great for quick decoupled apps
  • 5
    Lightweight
  • 3
    Simply the best
  • 2
    Soon to be merged into core Rails 5
  • 1
    Logging by default
  • 47
    Data-driven apis
  • 45
    Waterline ORM
  • 35
    Mvc
  • 31
    Easy rest
  • 23
    Real-time
  • 19
    Open source
  • 18
    Service-oriented architecture
  • 17
    Scalable
  • 9
    Convension over configuration
  • 8
    Node machines and machinepacks
  • 8
    Rails-like asset pipeline
  • 6
    Easy route/controller generation
  • 5
    Ruby on Rails basic stuff for JS devs
  • 2
    CLI for scaffolding project pieces
  • 2
    WebSocket support

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Cons of Koa
Cons of Rails API
Cons of Sails.js
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      • 4
        Waterline ORM
      • 2
        Defaults to VueJS
      • 0
        Standard MVC

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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 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 Sails.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.

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