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FeathersJS vs Sails.js: What are the differences?

What is FeathersJS? Real-time, micro-service web framework for NodeJS. Feathers is a real-time, micro-service web framework for NodeJS that gives you control over your data via RESTful resources, sockets and flexible plug-ins.

What is Sails.js? Realtime MVC Framework for Node.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.

FeathersJS and Sails.js can be primarily classified as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.

"Datastore Agnostic" is the top reason why over 2 developers like FeathersJS, while over 41 developers mention "Data-driven apis " as the leading cause for choosing Sails.js.

FeathersJS and Sails.js are both open source tools. Sails.js with 20.6K GitHub stars and 1.85K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than FeathersJS with 11K GitHub stars and 473 GitHub forks.

TestLegends, HYPH, and Giguana are some of the popular companies that use Sails.js, whereas FeathersJS is used by DeliciousDB, Datafactor GmbH, and Koola. Sails.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 32 company stacks & 12 developers stacks; compared to FeathersJS, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

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Pros of FeathersJS
Pros of Sails.js
  • 10
    Real-time
  • 6
    Datastore Agnostic
  • 6
    Flexible Plugins
  • 6
    Choose any ORM
  • 5
    Choose Socketio or Primus
  • 4
    Open source
  • 4
    Isomorphic Services API
  • 4
    Easy Rest
  • 3
    Uses express, will support other options soon
  • 3
    Advanced Composable Service Middleware called holds
  • 3
    Easy to use with Graphql
  • 3
    Data-driven APIs
  • 3
    Scalable
  • 3
    Service-oriented architecture
  • 3
    Documentation
  • 48
    Data-driven apis
  • 46
    Waterline ORM
  • 36
    Mvc
  • 32
    Easy rest
  • 24
    Real-time
  • 20
    Open source
  • 19
    Service-oriented architecture
  • 18
    Scalable
  • 10
    Convension over configuration
  • 9
    Node machines and machinepacks
  • 9
    Rails-like asset pipeline
  • 7
    Easy route/controller generation
  • 6
    Ruby on Rails basic stuff for JS devs
  • 3
    CLI for scaffolding project pieces
  • 3
    WebSocket support
  • 1
    Supportive community

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Cons of FeathersJS
Cons of Sails.js
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    • 5
      Waterline ORM
    • 4
      Defaults to VueJS
    • 0
      Standard MVC

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    What is FeathersJS?

    Feathers is a real-time, micro-service web framework for NodeJS that gives you control over your data via RESTful resources, sockets and flexible plug-ins.

    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.

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    Jobs that mention FeathersJS and Sails.js as a desired skillset
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    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland England London
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    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland England Gloucester
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    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland England London
    CBRE
    United States of America Texas Richardson
    CBRE
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland England London
    CBRE
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland England London
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    What are some alternatives to FeathersJS and Sails.js?
    Meteor
    A Meteor application is a mix of JavaScript that runs inside a client web browser, JavaScript that runs on the Meteor server inside a Node.js container, and all the supporting HTML fragments, CSS rules, and static assets.
    LoopBack
    A highly-extensible, open-source Node.js framework that enables you to create dynamic end-to-end REST APIs with little or no coding. Connect to multiple data sources, write business logic in Node.js, glue on top of your existing services and data, connect using JS, iOS & Android SDKs.
    AdonisJS
    It is a Node.js Framework which is highly focused on developer ergonomics, stability and confidence.
    NestJS
    Nest is a framework for building efficient, scalable Node.js server-side applications. It uses progressive JavaScript, is built with TypeScript (preserves compatibility with pure JavaScript) and combines elements of OOP (Object Oriented Programming), FP (Functional Programming), and FRP (Functional Reactive Programming). Under the hood, Nest makes use of Express, but also, provides compatibility with a wide range of other libraries, like e.g. Fastify, allowing for easy use of the myriad third-party plugins which are available.
    GraphQL
    GraphQL is a data query language and runtime designed and used at Facebook to request and deliver data to mobile and web apps since 2012.
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