Loopback is one of the most famous node.js open-source framework which is extendable highly to accommodate changes. It do not restrict users you to create dynamic end-to-end REST APIs with very less or no coding. It is built on the top of express and compatible with Oracle, SQL, Mongo databases. Loopback adopts the convention over configuration. It has built-in models, RPC support, extensive documentation and also it is fully configurable when needed. When it comes to learning it can be a little complicated because there are so many moving parts.
This one is another powerful framework of node.js web framework for building API (application program interfaces) for web applications and services. It have many features and some of them are it has configuration-based functionality, easy to implement caching and error handling, logging, validation etc. It also has a robust plugin system. It has granular control over request handling and a detailed API reference with support for documentation generation.
Meteor.js is integrated with the Apache Cordova, AngularJS, React, and MongoDB. Having a high speed it also has several built-in features, like automatic CSS, reactive templates and JS minification on the production server and hot code reload along with it has a reactive programming model which allows creating web applications using less code.
Written by the same authors of Express, it is a lightweight, middleware node.js framework for building web applications and APIs. It looks very similar to express.js and relies less on middleware. Lets see how is KOA different:
Installation:- Koa requires node v7.6.0 or higher for ES2015 and async function support. For installing KOA write command:
npm install koa
Data syncing among database, server and browser with Derby.js is fun because it comes with a data synchronisation engine called Racer.
It has many features and one of the biggest feature of derby is server rendering that allows fast page loads, search engine friendly and support and have HTML templates to render in the browser or on the server.
It also has a components and view binding that allows us to organise code into components with HTML templates which is designer friendly and the live binding between the model and the view can be easily specified to update view instantly.
So, It will be correct to say that, it is a full sack framework which runs top of node.js in conjunction with mongoDB and Redis.
Installation: - click here for installation guide.
One of the most popular real-time time framework for building web application which sits on the top of express. It support data-oriented web app development "MVC pattern", which is implementing data-driven APIs for realtime applications. It has a lot of features including Auto generated API, Database ORM, Inbuilt Task runner, security code, Built-in web sockets in routes. if you are using mean stack you have to create API's manually but unlike MEAN stack, salis.js allows to automatically create skeleton APIs. It has a deafult task runner named Grunt and also gives/offers DB drivers for all vital database system including MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL.
Installation:- run following command to install sails.js:
npm install -g sails
In order to create a new project use "sails create projectName".
It offers a lot of features some of them are
local development environment and tools (Yahoo! Independent stack)
Appropriate data fetching
Integrated unit testing
Library for simplifying internationalization & localization
Socket.io is all about real-time applications and chat apps. The most amazing thing is that It is compatible with all pltforms, major browser and devices insuring impartial speed and trustworthy. It also enables real-time bidirectional event- based communication between client and server.
MEAN stands for MongoDB, Express, Angular and Node.js. Mean.js and Mean.io are frameworks written by same authors, Mean.js is a fork of Mean.io which is also quiet popular.