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Koa vs Restify: What are the differences?

Developers describe Koa as "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. On the other hand, Restify is detailed as "node.js REST framework specifically meant for web service APIs". A Node.js web service framework optimized for building semantically correct RESTful web services ready for production use at scale. it optimizes for introspection and performance.

Koa and Restify can be categorized as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.

Koa and Restify are both open source tools. Koa with 26.6K GitHub stars and 2.42K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Restify with 9.31K GitHub stars and 957 GitHub forks.

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 Restify?

A Node.js web service framework optimized for building semantically correct RESTful web services ready for production use at scale. it optimizes for introspection and performance.
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        What are some alternatives to Koa and Restify?
        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
        Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
        Django REST framework
        It is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs.
        Sinatra
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        hapi
        hapi is a simple to use configuration-centric framework with built-in support for input validation, caching, authentication, and other essential facilities for building web applications and services.
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        Decisions about Koa and Restify
        Antonio Kobashikawa
        Antonio Kobashikawa
        Web developer | Blogger | Freelancer at Rulo Kobashikawa | 6 upvotes 97.4K views
        Node.js
        Node.js
        ExpressJS
        ExpressJS
        MongoDB
        MongoDB
        Vue.js
        Vue.js
        Ionic
        Ionic
        JavaScript
        JavaScript
        ES6
        ES6
        Koa
        Koa

        We are using Node.js and ExpressJS to build a REST services that is middleware of a legacy system. MongoDB as database. Vue.js helps us to make rapid UI to test use cases. Frontend is build for mobile with Ionic . We like using JavaScript and ES6 .

        I think next step could be to use Koa but I am not sure.

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        As a smaller, more expressive, and more robust foundation for web applications and APIs.

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