In the ever-evolving technology landscape, developers too have to keep themselves updated. Over the last few years, Node.js has proven itself to be liked by the developers because of its open source, cross-platform runtime environment. In this article, we list down 12 amazing Node.js frameworks for the developers.
AdonisJs is a Node.js web framework with a breath of fresh air and drizzle of elegant syntax on top of it. AdonisJs is a Node.js MVC framework which runs on all major operating systems. It is a modular framework which consists of multiple service providers, the building blocks of AdonisJs applications. It offers a stable ecosystem to write server-side web applications so you can focus on business needs over finalizing which package to choose or not.
DerbyJS is composed of several standard Node.js modules which makes it easy to write realtime, collaborative applications that run in both Node.js and browsers. It includes a powerful data synchronization engine called Racer that automatically syncs data among browsers, servers, and a database. Derby makes it simple to write applications that load as fast as a search engine, are as interactive as a document editor, and work offline.
Express is a minimal and flexible Node.js web application framework which provides a robust set of features for web and mobile applications. It provides a thin layer of fundamental web application features, without obscuring Node.js features. It has features like robust routing, super-high test coverage, HTTP helpers, content negotiation, and much more.
Hapi.js is simple to use the configuration-centric framework with built-in support for input validation, caching, authentication, and other essential facilities for building web and services applications. It enables developers to focus on writing reusable application logic in a highly modular and prescriptive approach instead of spending time building infrastructure.
Koa is 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. It allows you to ditch callbacks and greatly increase error-handling and does not bundle any middleware within its core. Also, it provides an elegant suite of methods that make writing servers fast and enjoyable.
LoopBack is a highly extensible, open-source Node.js framework based on Express which enables you to quickly create dynamic end-to-end REST APIs and connect to backend systems such as databases and SOAP or REST services. With LoopBack, you can easily create models based on a schema or define models if you don’t and build relationships between models.
Restify is a Node.js web service framework optimized for building semantically correct RESTful web services ready for production use at scale. restify optimizes for introspection and performance and is used in some of the largest Node.js deployments on Earth.
Sails.js is the most popular MVC framework for Node.js, 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. Sails provides basic security and role-based access control by default in the form of policies which are simple, reusable middleware functions that run before your controllers and actions.
Strapi is an open source, MIT licensed, fully customizable and based on Node.js. Strapi lets you manage your content and distribute it anywhere. It can be said as the most advanced open-source Content Management Framework (headless-CMS) to build powerful API with no effort. This framework allows you to securely and privately serve your database of choice from your hosting and server of choice.
Total.js Framework is a full-featured Node.js framework which effectively improves the most important aspects of your project during its lifetime. It has super fast development, extremely low maintenance costs, stability, incredible performance, and easy scaling. This framework was written in 2013 from scratch and the main idea of this framework is to be complex, stable and without dependencies.
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