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LoopBack vs TypeORM: What are the differences?

Developers describe LoopBack as "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. On the other hand, *TypeORM** is detailed as "An ORM that can run in NodeJS and others". It supports both Active Record and Data Mapper patterns, unlike all other JavaScript ORMs currently in existence, which means you can write high quality, loosely coupled, scalable, maintainable applications the most productive way.

LoopBack and TypeORM can be categorized as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.

LoopBack and TypeORM are both open source tools. TypeORM with 13.9K GitHub stars and 1.75K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than LoopBack with 12.8K GitHub stars and 1.17K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, LoopBack has a broader approval, being mentioned in 17 company stacks & 11 developers stacks; compared to TypeORM, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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Pros of LoopBack
Pros of TypeORM
  • 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
  • 19
    Typescript
  • 7
    Supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, SQLite, MS SQL Ser
  • 6
    Easy setup
  • 5
    Support MySQL & MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, Sqlite
  • 4
    Works in NodeJS, Browser, Ionic, Cordova and Electron p
  • 4
    Promise Based

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Cons of LoopBack
Cons of TypeORM
  • 7
    Community is slow
  • 1
    Backward compatibility
  • 3
    Completely abandoned by its creator
  • 3
    Too complex for what it does
  • 2
    Doesn't really support native javascript
  • 1
    Cannot use query on any relation

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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 TypeORM?

It supports both Active Record and Data Mapper patterns, unlike all other JavaScript ORMs currently in existence, which means you can write high quality, loosely coupled, scalable, maintainable applications the most productive way.

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