Rails API vs Vapor: What are the differences?
Rails API: Rails for API only applications. 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; Vapor: A type-safe web framework for Swift. Vapor is the first true web framework for Swift. It provides a beautifully expressive foundation for your app without tying you to any single server implementation.
Rails API and Vapor are primarily classified as "Microframeworks (Backend)" and "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools respectively.
"Great for quick decoupled apps" is the top reason why over 4 developers like Rails API, while over 4 developers mention "Fast" as the leading cause for choosing Vapor.
Rails API and Vapor are both open source tools. Vapor with 16.8K GitHub stars and 997 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Rails API with 5.26K GitHub stars and 293 GitHub forks.
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