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Koa vs Sails.js: What are the differences?

What is Koa? Next generation web framework for node.js. Koa aims to be a smaller, more expressive, and more robust foundation for web applications and APIs. Through leveraging generators Koa allows you to ditch callbacks and greatly increase error-handling. Koa does not bundle any middleware.

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.

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

Koa and Sails.js are both open source tools. It seems that Koa with 26.6K GitHub stars and 2.42K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Sails.js with 20.7K GitHub stars and 1.85K GitHub forks.

Hostr, Dial Once, and Pubu are some of the popular companies that use Koa, whereas Sails.js is used by Redox Engine, HYPH, and LapNghiep. Koa has a broader approval, being mentioned in 44 company stacks & 31 developers stacks; compared to Sails.js, which is listed in 32 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.

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Pros of Koa
Pros of Sails.js
  • 5
    Async/Await
  • 5
    JavaScript
  • 1
    REST API
  • 47
    Data-driven apis
  • 45
    Waterline ORM
  • 35
    Mvc
  • 31
    Easy rest
  • 23
    Real-time
  • 19
    Open source
  • 18
    Service-oriented architecture
  • 17
    Scalable
  • 9
    Convension over configuration
  • 8
    Node machines and machinepacks
  • 8
    Rails-like asset pipeline
  • 6
    Easy route/controller generation
  • 5
    Ruby on Rails basic stuff for JS devs
  • 2
    CLI for scaffolding project pieces
  • 2
    WebSocket support

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Cons of Koa
Cons of Sails.js
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    • 4
      Waterline ORM
    • 3
      Defaults to VueJS
    • 0
      Standard MVC

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    What is Koa?

    Koa aims to be a smaller, more expressive, and more robust foundation for web applications and APIs. Through leveraging generators Koa allows you to ditch callbacks and greatly increase error-handling. Koa does not bundle any middleware.

    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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    What are some alternatives to Koa and Sails.js?
    Fastify
    Fastify is a web framework highly focused on speed and low overhead. It is inspired from Hapi and Express and as far as we know, it is one of the fastest web frameworks in town. Use Fastify can increase your throughput up to 100%.
    hapi
    hapi is a simple to use configuration-centric framework with built-in support for input validation, caching, authentication, and other essential facilities for building web applications and services.
    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.
    Flask
    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.
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