Node Frameworks

Node is a JavaScript runtime environment — a platform to execute JavaScript codes on the server-side and make it portable. Node frameworks offer convenient utilities to build mvc, fullstack, realtime, api application servers.

  • Express - A minimalistic approach and seems to be a classic and straightforward framework for coding architecture. Creating a robust API is quick and easy with a myriad of HTTP utility methods and middleware at your disposal.
  • Koa - A new web framework designed by the team behind Express, which aims to be a smaller, more expressive, and more robust foundation for web applications and APIs. By leveraging async functions, Koa allows you to ditch callbacks and greatly increase error-handling. Koa does not bundle any middleware within its core, and it provides an elegant suite of methods that make writing servers fast and enjoyable.
  • Meteor - A full-stack JavaScript platform for developing modern web and mobile applications. Meteor includes a key set of technologies for building connected-client reactive applications, a build tool, and a curated set of packages from the Node.js and general JavaScript community.
  • Nest - A framework for building efficient, scalable Node.js server-side applications. It uses progressive JavaScript, is built with and fully supports TypeScript.
  • Sails - A MVC framework for Node, designed to emulate the familiar MVC pattern of frameworks like Ruby on Rails, but with support for the requirements of modern apps: data-driven APIs with a scalable, service-oriented architecture.
  • Hapi - Known for developing proxy servers, and REST APIs and other desktop applications since the framework is reliable and rich in its security aspects.
  • LoopBack - A highly extensible, open-source Node.js and TypeScript framework based on Express that enables you to quickly create APIs and microservices composed from backend systems such as databases and SOAP or REST services.
  • Feathers - A lightweight web-framework for creating real-time applications and REST APIs using JavaScript or TypeScript.