10 Powerful Node.js Frameworks to Accelerate Web Development

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10 Powerful Node.js Frameworks to Accelerate Web Development

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Node.js has several frameworks that make web app development more convenient and efficient. Let us have a look at some of the most powerful Node.js frameworks that can accelerate web app development for your 


Hapi.js is one of the most powerful frameworks of Node.js. It is feature-rich and powerful. It is used to build an application that interfaces with APIs and other software applications.

Hapi.js offers features such as input validation using JOI, caching, logging, configuration functionality, and error handling, all with an aim to build a web app and APIs that have clean code and deliver high performance.


Sails.js is another powerful framework of Node.js; it is one of the most popular MVC frameworks. It is used for building custom, enterprise-level, and real-time applications. Sails.js is a front-end agnostic framework that allows you to build practical and production-ready apps within a small span of time.

It has a powerful ORM (Object Relational Mapping) solution, and a database layer using Waterline, making it compatible with most available Grunt modules. 


Mean.js, also known as Mean.IO, is a combination of various frameworks, such as MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js, and Node.js.

Mean.js offers an accelerated and simplified framework for web application development, as it supports all the components of JavaScript. 


Express.js is often considered an essential framework for Node.js. It offers an extensive set of features that are used for building APIs and mobile and web applications. 

Express.js is a fast, lightweight framework. Express.js offers many features, which include template engines, database integration, and multiple routing.


Meteor.js is a full-stack framework that allows you to produce cross-platform code that is compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows platforms.

Meteor.js integrates with MongoDB, where it automatically propagates data changes to clients directly, without any need for synchronization code. This is done using Distributed Data Protocol and publish-subscribe patterns, which makes it one of the most powerful and dynamic web application development frameworks.


Kraken.js is a powerful web application framework based on Node.js that provides dynamic configuration. It adds a secured layer and a structure to Node.js that extends over Express.js. 

Kraken.js also offers security, application lifecycle events, and middleware capabilities. It has several modules that can be used independently. These modules include:

  • Lusca, which is meant for application security.
  • Kappa, a module that is used for NPM proxy.
  • Makara.
  • AdaroFlatiron.js.


Flatron.js provides modern resources and tools that are useful for all of its users. Some of these can be used to modify URL routing, create templates, manage data, and plugins.


Koa.js is a Node.js framework that eliminates callbacks and opts for using ES6 generators. Koa.js is highly flexible in nature, as it lets you choose relevant modules for your web application. 


LoopBack is built on top of Express.js and lets you implement scalable APIs.  LoopBack uses StrongLoop Arc for monitoring and deploying apps. LoopBack uses Swagger 2.0 to extend built-in API explorer, letting you create API documentation. This makes it a highly flexible and comprehensive web app development framework in Node.js.


Keystone.js is widely used for the development of web applications, websites, and APIs that are database-driven in nature.

Keystone.js uses NoSQL databases such as MongoDB. It uses Mongoose, which is a leading ODM package to connect to your MongoDB database. 

Keystone.js offers embedded services, admin UI, and authentication.

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