Here we compare between connect, express and koa. In this comparison we will focus on the latest versions of those packages. The current versions are connect 3.6.3, express 4.15.4 and koa 2.3.0.
High performance middleware framework.
It was authored
on Dec, 2010.
express, Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework. It was authored by TJ Holowaychuk on Dec, 2010.
koa, Koa web app framework. It was authored on Nov, 2013.
When comparing those 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 and less open issues.
express has more versions, more frequent updates, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.
koa has a bigger community of maintainers.
In our review connect got 4,754,006 points, express got 8,507,315 points and koa got 226,360 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 those packages.
|description||High performance middleware framework||Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework||Koa web app framework|
|keywords||framework, web, middleware, connect, rack||express, framework, sinatra, web, rest, restful, router, app, api||web, app, http, application, framework, middleware, rack|
|author||TJ Holowaychuk||TJ Holowaychuk||N/A|
|Related / similar packages|
|hapi, restify, sails||feathers, loopback, meanjs-core, sails||hapi, restify, sails|
|created||7 years ago (Dec, 2010)||7 years ago (Dec, 2010)||4 years ago (Nov, 2013)|
|modified||11 days ago||7 hours ago||4 days ago|
|version average||every 11 days||every 10 days||every 21 days|
|open pull requests||0||30||0|
|install||npm i -S connect||npm i -S express||npm i -S koa|
|remove||npm r -S connect||npm r -S express||npm r -S koa|