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LoopBack vs Slim: What are the differences?

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; *Slim:** A PHP micro framework. Slim is easy to use for both beginners and professionals. Slim favors cleanliness over terseness and common cases over edge cases. Its interface is simple, intuitive, and extensively documented — both online and in the code itself.

LoopBack and Slim can be primarily classified as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.

LoopBack and Slim are both open source tools. It seems that LoopBack with 12.8K GitHub stars and 1.17K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Slim with 9.95K GitHub stars and 1.84K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Slim has a broader approval, being mentioned in 29 company stacks & 21 developers stacks; compared to LoopBack, which is listed in 17 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

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Pros of LoopBack
Pros of Slim
  • 9
    Need a nodejs ReST-API, DB, AAA, Swagger? Then loopback
  • 8
    Easy Database Migration
  • 5
    Code generator
  • 3
    The future of API's
  • 2
    GraphQL
  • 0
    Typescript
  • 29
    Microframework
  • 26
    API
  • 21
    Open source
  • 19
    Php
  • 11
    Fast
  • 8
    Restful & fast framework
  • 7
    Easy Setup, Great Documentation
  • 5
    Good document to upgrade from previous version
  • 5
    Clear and straightforward
  • 4
    Modular

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Cons of LoopBack
Cons of Slim
  • 7
    Community is slow
  • 1
    Backward compatibility
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    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 Slim?

    Slim is easy to use for both beginners and professionals. Slim favors cleanliness over terseness and common cases over edge cases. Its interface is simple, intuitive, and extensively documented — both online and in the code itself.

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    What are some alternatives to LoopBack and Slim?
    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
    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.
    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.
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