Mongoose vs Realm React Native: What are the differences?
Mongoose and Realm React Native are primarily classified as "Object Document Mapper (ODM)" and "Mobile Database" tools respectively.
Mongoose and Realm React Native are both open source tools. Mongoose with 19K GitHub stars and 2.63K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Realm React Native with 3.61K GitHub stars and 343 GitHub forks.
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I inherited a stack where Mongoose is used in the database layer.
It's been several months and it's still the single highest source of daily WT*s in my backend development. The API is full of irregularities and the design is a poor mix of object-orientation and stateful objects with a lot implicit behavior. Mongoose made the choices of taking the worst parts of ORMs and using them in a context where the benefits of ORMs don't apply. The only reason I'm keeping it is its handy
.populate() feature. Expect bad surprises!