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LoopBack vs NestJS: What are the differences?

Developers describe LoopBack as "Build modern API applications that require complex integrations". 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. On the other hand, NestJS is detailed as "A progressive Node.js framework for building efficient and scalable server-side applications by @kammysliwiec". Nest is a framework for building efficient, scalable Node.js server-side applications. It uses progressive JavaScript, is built with TypeScript (preserves compatibility with pure JavaScript) and combines elements of OOP (Object Oriented Programming), FP (Functional Programming), and FRP (Functional Reactive Programming) Under the hood, Nest makes use of Express, but also, provides compatibility with a wide range of other libraries, like e.g. Fastify, allowing for easy use of the myriad third-party plugins which are available..

LoopBack can be classified as a tool in the "Microframeworks (Backend)" category, while NestJS is grouped under "Frameworks (Full Stack)".

"Need a nodejs ReST-API, DB, AAA, Swagger? Then loopback" is the primary reason why developers consider LoopBack over the competitors, whereas "Powerful but super friendly to work with" was stated as the key factor in picking NestJS.

LoopBack and NestJS are both open source tools. NestJS with 18.3K GitHub stars and 1.31K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than LoopBack with 12.8K GitHub stars and 1.18K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, NestJS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 19 company stacks & 70 developers stacks; compared to LoopBack, which is listed in 27 company stacks and 43 developer stacks.

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.

What is NestJS?

Nest is a framework for building efficient, scalable Node.js server-side applications. It uses progressive JavaScript, is built with TypeScript (preserves compatibility with pure JavaScript) and combines elements of OOP (Object Oriented Programming), FP (Functional Programming), and FRP (Functional Reactive Programming). Under the hood, Nest makes use of Express, but also, provides compatibility with a wide range of other libraries, like e.g. Fastify, allowing for easy use of the myriad third-party plugins which are available.
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      DreamFactory
      DreamFactory is an open source REST API backend for mobile, web, and IoT applications. It provides RESTful web services with pre-built connectors to SQL, NoSQL, file storage systems, and web services. It's secure, reusable, and offers live API documentation.
      StrongLoop
      It is an American company working with Node.js to create and support StrongLoop Suite, a Mobile API Tier. StrongLoop employs two members of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee. IBM & StrongLoop contribute to and support Open-Source options for the API developer community, such as LoopBack, API Microgateway, and Open API Spec.
      Parse-Server
      A Parse.com API compatible router package for Express. Read the announcement blog post here: http://blog.parse.com/announcements/introducing-parse-server-and-the-database-migration-tool/. Read the migration guide here: https://parse.com/docs/server/guide#migrating
      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.
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