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AIOHTTP vs ExpressJS: What are the differences?

Developers describe AIOHTTP as "Asynchronous HTTP Client/Server for asyncio and Python". It is an Async http client/server framework. It supports both client and server Web-Sockets out-of-the-box and avoids Callback It provides Web-server with middlewares and pluggable routing.. On the other hand, ExpressJS is detailed as "Sinatra inspired web development framework for node.js -- insanely fast, flexible, and simple". 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.

AIOHTTP and ExpressJS belong to "Microframeworks (Backend)" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by AIOHTTP are:

  • asyncio
  • client
  • server

On the other hand, ExpressJS provides the following key features:

  • Robust routing
  • HTTP helpers (redirection, caching, etc)
  • View system supporting 14+ template engines

ExpressJS is an open source tool with 45K GitHub stars and 7.55K GitHub forks. Here's a link to ExpressJS's open source repository on GitHub.

Twitter, Intuit, and OpenGov are some of the popular companies that use ExpressJS, whereas AIOHTTP is used by Uploadcare, Hotjar, and Hivestack. ExpressJS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1202 company stacks & 4118 developers stacks; compared to AIOHTTP, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

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Pros of AIOHTTP
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    • 376
      Simple
    • 332
      Node.js
    • 241
      Javascript
    • 192
      High performance
    • 150
      Robust routing
    • 71
      Middlewares
    • 70
      Open source
    • 57
      Great community
    • 36
      Hybrid web applications
    • 13
      Well documented
    • 9
      Sinatra inspired
    • 8
      Rapid development
    • 7
      Isomorphic js.. superfast and easy
    • 5
      Socket connection
    • 5
      Light weight
    • 4
      Npm
    • 4
      Resource available for learning
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      Event loop
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      Callbacks
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      Data stream

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    Cons of AIOHTTP
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      • 27
        Not python
      • 17
        Overrated
      • 14
        No multithreading
      • 8
        Javascript
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        Not fast
      • 2
        Easily Insecure for Novices

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      What is AIOHTTP?

      It is an Async http client/server framework. It supports both client and server Web-Sockets out-of-the-box and avoids Callback. It provides Web-server with middlewares and pluggable routing.

      What is ExpressJS?

      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.

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