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Comparing express vs. feathers vs. loopback vs. meanjs-core vs. sails

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Here we compare between express, feathers, loopback, meanjs-core and sails. In this comparison we will focus on the latest versions of those packages. The current versions are express 4.16.3, feathers 2.2.4, loopback 3.19.1, meanjs-core 0.0.4 and sails 1.0.2.

express, Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework. It was authored by TJ Holowaychuk on Dec, 2010.
feathers, Build Better APIs, Faster than Ever. It was authored by Feathers on Jun, 2013.
loopback, LoopBack: Open Source Framework for Node.js. It was authored on Sep, 2013.
meanjs-core, MEAN.JS - Core services for the MEAN.JS boilerplate. Full-Stack JavaScript Using MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js From Creators of MEAN.IO - http://meanjs.org. It was authored by Michael Cole on May, 2014.
sails, API-driven framework for building realtime apps, using MVC conventions (based on Express and Socket.io). It was authored by Mike McNeil on Jan, 2013.

express has been out there for longer (since 7 years ago), it also has more versions, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads and more monthly downloads.
loopback has a bigger community of maintainers.
meanjs-core has fewer dependencies and fewer open pull requests.
sails has more frequent updates.

In our review express got 12,632,654 points, feathers got 23,201 points, loopback got 90,996 points, meanjs-core got 158 points and sails got 83,311 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.

Going into more detail

 

express
4.16.3
NPM

feathers
2.2.4
NPM

loopback
3.19.1
NPM

meanjs-core
0.0.4
NPM

sails
1.0.2
NPM

description Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework Build Better APIs, Faster than Ever. LoopBack: Open Source Framework for Node.js MEAN.JS - Core services for the MEAN.JS boilerplate. Full-Stack JavaScript Using MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js From Creators of MEAN.IO - http://meanjs.org API-driven framework for building realtime apps, using MVC conventions (based on Express and Socket.io)
keywords express, framework, sinatra, web, rest, restful, router, app, api feathers, REST, socket.io, realtime web, restful, rest, api, express, restify, koa, auth, security, oracle, mysql, nosql, mongo, mongodb, sqlserver, mssql, postgres, postgresql, soap, StrongLoop, framework, mobile, mBaaS mvc, web-framework, express, sailsjs, sails.js, REST, API, orm, socket.io
author TJ Holowaychuk Feathers N/A Michael Cole Mike McNeil
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licenses MIT MIT MIT MIT MIT
created 7 years ago (Dec, 2010) 5 years ago (Jun, 2013) 5 years ago (Sep, 2013) 4 years ago (May, 2014) 5 years ago (Jan, 2013)
modified 4 days ago 5 months ago 6 hours ago 4 years ago 15 days ago
total versions 259 45 159 5 196
version average every 10 days every a month every 11 days every 10 months every 10 days
maintainers 4 2 20 1 4
dependencies 30 7 23 3 44
Daily Downloads 347,137 217 1,118 5 1,464
Weekly Downloads 5,226,604 5,574 29,992 16 19,077
Monthly Downloads 19,592,224 20,449 118,151 45 100,017
open issues 171 31 94 0 91
open pull requests 30 2 1 0 27
stargazers 38,382 9,052 11,062 0 19,026
subscribers 1,825 276 468 0 813
forks 6,769 328 1,040 0 1,813
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12,632,654

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23,201

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90,996

Points

158

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83,311

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install npm i -S express npm i -S feathers npm i -S loopback npm i -S meanjs-core npm i -S sails
remove npm r -S express npm r -S feathers npm r -S loopback npm r -S meanjs-core npm r -S sails

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