Here we compare between connect and express. In this comparison we will focus on the latest versions of both packages. The current versions are connect 3.6.5 and express 4.16.2.
When comparing both packages you notice that
express is the more popular package today
Stars on Github).
connect has been out there for longer (since 7 years ago), it also has less dependencies, less open issues and less open pull requests.
On the other hand, express has more versions, more frequent updates, a bigger community of maintainers, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.
In our review connect got 4,084,695 points and express got 9,971,710 points. The points are a summary of how big the community is and how well the package is maintained.
Lets dive deeper and have a look at some more details on both packages.
|description||High performance middleware framework||Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework|
|keywords||framework, web, middleware, connect, rack||express, framework, sinatra, web, rest, restful, router, app, api|
|author||TJ Holowaychuk||TJ Holowaychuk|
|Related / similar packages|
|koa, hapi, restify, sails||feathers, loopback, meanjs-core, sails|
|created||7 years ago (Dec, 2010)||7 years ago (Dec, 2010)|
|modified||6 days ago||4 hours ago|
|version average||every 11 days||every 10 days|
|open pull requests||0||30|
|install||npm i -S connect||npm i -S express|
|remove||npm r -S connect||npm r -S express|