Node.js is an open source run-time environment that is designed for server-side and networking apps, most importantly; it’s a single threaded architect.
It uses Google JS V8 engine to execute code. Node.js is a cross-platform environment; therefore it can run on variety of operating systems, i.e Linux, OS X, Ms Windows and FreeBSD. It provides event-driven architect and non-blocking I/O that is optimal and scalable.
Now let’s get down to the second top most Node.js framework; Express.js in my own opinion. It is fast, non-opinionated, minimalist web framework for undisputed Node.js, it behaves like middleware that helps manage servers and routes. Its asynchronous nature inherited from Node.js. It is able to build light apps that process multiple requests seamlessly.
It supports other packages and template engines like Mustache, Pug, just to mention but a few. It is highly customizable and easy to learn, and majorly browser focused. With these few features Express.js , in my opinion is the framework to look up for in the future.
Meteor.js according to my research has the capability to serve large projects. The Meteor.js framework has a rich and organized documentation that helps its users and the community learns and evolves faster. Therefore it is one of the frameworks to look out for in 2019.
It has query builder that is easy and builds simple queries easily; the one thing I love the most about Adonis.js. Another issue that informed my listing of Adonis.js as the top Node.js framework is its popularity on Git hub community.
It also allows for development of apps that are testable, scalable, loosely coupled and easily maintainable. It has a Nest CLI used to generate Nest.js apps that has a lot of fascinating features. There also exist Nest.js community where developers and users consult, conduct trainings, onsite enterprise support, and that makes Nest.js a framework to consider using in 2019.
Sails.js is a Node.js framework used to build practical and production ready apps faster. It is the most popular MVC framework for Node.js with greater support for data apps that are data driven APIs with scalable service oriented architecture.
Koa.js uses unique ECMAScript (ES6) methods that are not yet available in some browsers. It works without callbacks but then again has increased error handling capabilities. Koa.js is seemingly the Node.js framework to look up for in future.
LoopBack.js is another Node.js framework with a CLI user-friendly and a dynamic API. It inhibits compatibility with most REST services and a number of databases. It has support for SDKs for clients i.e Android, iOS and Angular to create apps, with built-in API explorer and role based access controls.
It is the best for user registration and authentication. It can be premise based or cloud based, also highly customizable. LoopBack.js is used by some of the big web servers like Go Daddy, Bank of America and Symantec to mention but a few, hence it will remain a framework to beat for many years to come.
I draw my conclusion that every Node.js framework has its importance depending
on what developer wants to achieve with the app, so choose a framework in tandem with your end goal in mind.
I would not end this article without mentioning the tremendous community surrounding the Node.js frameworks, their commendable duty to improving and constructive criticism and general development growth to Node.js frameworks.
I'm Deven Rathore, a multidisciplinary & self-taught designer with 3 years of experience. I'm passionate about technology, music, coffee, traveling and everything visually stimulating. Constantly learning and experiencing new things.
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