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Rails API vs Vuetify: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Vuetify? Material Component Framework for VueJS 2. Vuetify is a component framework for Vue.js 2. It aims to provide clean, semantic and reusable components that make building your application a breeze. Vuetify utilizes Google's Material Design design pattern, taking cues from other popular frameworks such as Materialize.css, Material Design Lite, Semantic UI and Bootstrap 4.

Rails API belongs to "Microframeworks (Backend)" category of the tech stack, while Vuetify can be primarily classified under "Front-End Frameworks".

"Great for quick decoupled apps" is the primary reason why developers consider Rails API over the competitors, whereas "Wide range of components and active development" was stated as the key factor in picking Vuetify.

Rails API and Vuetify are both open source tools. It seems that Vuetify with 20K GitHub stars and 2.32K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Rails API with 5.26K GitHub stars and 293 GitHub forks.

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 Vuetify?

Vuetify is a component framework for Vue.js 2. It aims to provide clean, semantic and reusable components that make building your application a breeze. Vuetify utilizes Google's Material Design design pattern, taking cues from other popular frameworks such as Materialize.css, Material Design Lite, Semantic UI and Bootstrap 4.
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      Decisions about Rails API and Vuetify
      Paul Whittemore
      Paul Whittemore
      Developer and Owner at Appurist Software · | 15 upvotes · 115.1K views
      Fastify
      Fastify
      ExpressJS
      ExpressJS
      Node.js
      Node.js
      Vuetify
      Vuetify
      Quasar Framework
      Quasar Framework
      Vue.js
      Vue.js
      vuex
      vuex
      Electron
      Electron
      Fastly
      Fastly

      I'm building most projects using: Server: either Fastify (all projects going forward) or ExpressJS on Node.js (existing, previously) on the server side, and Client app: either Vuetify (currently) or Quasar Framework (going forward) on Vue.js with vuex on Electron for the UI to deliver both web-based and desktop applications for multiple platforms.

      The direct support for Android and iOS in Quasar Framework will make it my go-to client UI platform for any new client-side or web work. On the server, I'll probably use Fastly for all my server work, unless I get into Go more in the future.

      Update: The mobile support in Quasar is not a sufficiently compelling reason to move me from Vuetify. I have decided to stick with Vuetify for a UI for Vue, as it is richer in components and enables a really great-looking professional result. For mobile platforms, I will just use Cordova to wrap the Vue+Vuetify app for mobile, and Electron to wrap it for desktop platforms.

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      Fred Steffen uses VuetifyVuetify

      We use Vuetify because we needed something that back end devs could get up to speed with quickly

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