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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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    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.

    What is Vapor?

    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.
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    What are some alternatives to Rails API and Vapor?
    Grape
    Grape is a REST-like API micro-framework for Ruby. It's designed to run on Rack or complement existing web application frameworks such as Rails and Sinatra by providing a simple DSL to easily develop RESTful APIs. It has built-in support for common conventions, including multiple formats, subdomain/prefix restriction, content negotiation, versioning and much more.
    Django
    Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
    Flask
    Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
    Sinatra
    Sinatra is a DSL for quickly creating web applications in Ruby with minimal effort.
    Rails
    Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
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