Sails.js vs. Lumen vs. Rails API



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Description

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.

What is Lumen?

Laravel Lumen is a stunningly fast PHP micro-framework for building web applications with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Lumen attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as routing, database abstraction, queueing, and caching.

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.

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Pros

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Cons

What are the cons of using Sails.js?
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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use Sails.js?
47 companies on StackShare use Sails.js
What companies use Lumen?
37 companies on StackShare use Lumen
What companies use Rails API?
5 companies on StackShare use Rails API

Integrations

What tools integrate with Sails.js?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Sails.js
What tools integrate with Lumen?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Lumen
What tools integrate with Rails API?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails API

What are some alternatives to Sails.js, Lumen, and Rails API?

  • ExpressJS - Sinatra inspired web development framework for node.js -- insanely fast, flexible, and simple
  • Flask - a microframework for Python based on Werkzeug, Jinja 2 and good intentions.
  • Django REST framework - Web APIs for Django
  • Sinatra - Classy web-development dressed in a DSL

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