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What is Sails.js?

Sails is designed to mimic the MVC pattern of frameworks like Ruby on Rails, but with support for the requirements of modern apps: data-driven APIs with scalable, service-oriented architecture.
Sails.js is a tool in the Microframeworks (Backend) category of a tech stack.
Sails.js is an open source tool with 22.3K GitHub stars and 2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Sails.js's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Sails.js?

80 companies reportedly use Sails.js in their tech stacks, including Tutor Platform, Redox Engine, and Vuclip.

215 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Sails.js.

Sails.js Integrations

Node.js, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and ExpressJS are some of the popular tools that integrate with Sails.js. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with Sails.js.
Pros of Sails.js
Data-driven apis
Waterline ORM
Easy rest
Open source
Service-oriented architecture
Convension over configuration
Node machines and machinepacks
Rails-like asset pipeline
Easy route/controller generation
Ruby on Rails basic stuff for JS devs
CLI for scaffolding project pieces
WebSocket support
Supportive community
Decisions about Sails.js

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Sails.js in their tech stack.

Shared insights
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For a small mobile app that uses mostly localization, to display Google Maps with hotspots nearby, which Cross-Platform would you prefer and why? It will make requests to a Sails.js app.

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Heya, I'm very new on here! And I hope I can get advice on this matter :

We are working on a new app. The web version is on Sails.js (V1)/node.js/vue.js. Started with the Web App default settings (including login and payments, which we are using use). We started with a web version to give access to the customer to start creating the data while building the mobile version. (iOS and Android)

I heard of Apache Cordova, that using the same JavaScript/css could be used to not re-code the front-end of the app for iPhones and Androids. I've been told that it is end-of-life now (? - I couldn't find this info myself).

I saw that Vue Native might be an alternative and would only need a few adjustments from our web version as we are using Vue.js for the frontend.

I know next to nothing on this, so I would really appreciate it if you guys could point me to possible solutions you've used and why instead of searching through all the existing solutions. (I'm very open to know if there are alternatives to those two too !!)

We will need to be using the GPS functions of the mobiles, which is a big part of the app.

Thank you!

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We have an existing (Apis only) Rails backend, that by default follows the MVC pattern, (at peaks of 700 requests a second). I am tasked with making the same (read-heavy) application in any JavaScript framework. I was advised to follow the MVC structure. So I am considering these 3 ( Sails.js, LoopBack, NestJS). I get that sails is closest to rails, but that's not particularly a priority.

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Sails.js Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Sails.js?
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
Express is a minimal and flexible node.js web application framework, providing a robust set of features for building single and multi-page, and hybrid web applications.
Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
Django REST framework
It is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs.
Sinatra is a DSL for quickly creating web applications in Ruby with minimal effort.
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