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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 4.16.2, feathers 2.2.4, loopback 3.17.1, meanjs-core 0.0.4 and sails 0.12.14.

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 less dependencies.
sails has more frequent updates.

In our review express got 9,971,710 points, feathers got 26,207 points, loopback got 77,185 points, meanjs-core got 165 points and sails got 72,212 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
4.16.2
NPM

feathers
2.2.4
NPM

loopback
3.17.1
NPM

meanjs-core
0.0.4
NPM

sails
0.12.14
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) 4 years ago (Sep, 2013) 4 years ago (May, 2014) 5 years ago (Jan, 2013)
modified 4 hours ago 12 days ago 5 days ago 4 years ago 14 days ago
total versions 258 45 151 5 189
version average every 10 days every a month every 11 days every 9 months every 10 days
maintainers 4 2 21 1 4
dependencies 30 7 22 3 59
Daily Downloads 568,828 1,042 4,459 0 2,702
Weekly Downloads 4,147,551 7,165 27,983 22 18,535
Monthly Downloads 15,132,816 25,784 90,512 58 78,810
open issues 164 23 128 0 70
open pull requests 30 0 3 0 19
stargazers 36,117 8,228 10,412 0 18,266
subscribers 1,787 264 462 0 823
forks 6,518 294 979 0 1,754
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9,971,710

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26,207

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77,185

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165

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72,212

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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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