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Alternatives to Trailblazer

Blazer, Envoy, Pathfinder, Node.js, and ASP.NET are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Trailblazer.
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What is Trailblazer and what are its top alternatives?

Trailblazer is a thin layer on top of Rails. It gently enforces encapsulation, an intuitive code structure and gives you an object-oriented architecture. In a nutshell: Trailblazer makes you write logicless models that purely act as data objects, don't contain callbacks, nested attributes, validations or domain logic. It removes bulky controllers and strong_parameters by supplying additional layers to hold that code and completely replaces helpers.
Trailblazer is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Trailblazer is an open source tool with 3K GitHub stars and 135 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Trailblazer's open source repository on GitHub

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      We’re using JavaScript for everything – both front and backend. Most of our team is experienced with Go and Python, so Node was not an obvious choice for this app.

      Sure... there will be haters who refuse to acknowledge that there is anything remotely positive about JavaScript (there are even rants on Hacker News about Node.js); however, without writing completely in JavaScript, we would not have seen the results we did.

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