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Microservices and APIs are often being confused for each other. In reality, they are 2 separate concepts altogether, where API is a communication pattern and microservices are an architectural pattern.
- Implement caching
- Error handling
- Input validation
- Configuration-based functionality.
Hapi is a configuration-driven pattern with a unique ability to create a server on a specific IP. Paypal and Disney beautifully display Hapi’s abilities in full galore.
Express supports a lot of packages and template engines like Pug, Mustache, EJS, and much more, it’s robust API allows configuring routes to send/ receive requests between the front-end and database by serving as an HTTP server.
This web service framework utilizing connect style middleware for building REST APIs is optimized for building semantically correct RESTful web services ready for production use. Restify optimizes performance and is used for some of the largest Node.js deployments.
- Semantically correct
Companies using Restify
This MVC framework is most famous for building data-driven APIs with a scalable, service-oriented architecture, designed to emulate familiar MVC pattern of frameworks like Ruby on Rails. Sails build practical, production-ready Node apps in a matter of a few weeks.
It is most famous for building data-driven APIs and gained traction through the development of chat applications, dashboards, and multiplayer games. Also, Sails uses Express for handling HTTP requests, is built upon Node, and uses waterline for object-related mapping and DB solutions.
- Auto-generated REST APIs.
- Works on any database
- Front-end agnostic
- Easy web socket integration
- Professional support
Top companies using Sails- Small or large all companies are using Sails-
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This new age modern application being an open-source framework allows the user to create dynamic REST APIs with minimum or no coding background. It permits to create of SDKs and API documentation due to widget-API explorer that comes in default.
- OpenAPI Spec driven REST API
- Unbelievably extensible
- GraphQL support
- API swagger
- Better user management policy.
- 3-party login and storage service.
Koa, the next generation web framework for NodeJS was created by the same team that created Express to provide a more expressive and robust foundation for APIs and web applications. Koa requires a NodeJS version of at least 0.11 or higher.
- Koa uses cool ECMAScript methods that have not even yet landed in some browsers.
- Allows working without callbacks while providing an immense increase in error handling.
- Koa provides an elegant suite of methods that make writing servers fast and enjoyable.
- More options for customization.
- Supports syn/await keywords and helps to manage the codes neatly.
Totaljs has really beautiful versions like Total.js Eshop (which contains a user interface optimized for mobile devices), and it is downloadable by all its premium members.
- Extensible and asynchronous.
- Easy to use
- Supports Arrays and other prototypes.
- Supports MVC architecture
- Flexible Plugins
- Datastore agnostic
- Instant real-time REST APIs
As the name suggests Fastify is one of the fastest web frameworks, highly focused on providing the best developer experience with the least overhead and a powerful plugin architecture.
Its efficient server provides a low cost of the infrastructure, better responsiveness under load, and happy users. It is hugely inspired by Hapi, and Express frameworks.
Core Features on which Fastify is built
- Developer friendly
- TypeScript friendly
- Highly performant
Actionhero, written in Typescript, is a reusable, scalable, and quick NodeJS API server for stateless and stateful applications that runs on Linux, OS X, and Windows. This framework includes all the best features of a modern API framework, is one of the fastest ways to get started with a REST API – routes, versions, testing, and translation tools.
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Java supports the development and deployment of Java Microservices by providing-
- User Interface.
- Model components
- Connectivity to back-end resources.
Besides many of the Java EE standards are suitable for microservices applications:
- JAX-RS for APIs
- JPA for data handling
- CDI for dependency injection and lifecycle management
Few of the Java Microservices frameworks are
1. Spring Boot
Spring Boot build easy to create stand-alone, spring-based applications that “just run”. They work on top of different languages for inversion control and aspect-oriented programming.
- Create stand-alone Spring applications.
- Embed Tomcat, Jetty, or Undertow directly (no WAR files deployment).
- Provide opinionated ‘starter’ dependencies for the ease of building configurations.
- Provide production-ready features like- health checks, metrics, and externalized configuration.
- No need for XML configuration.
- No code generation.
Dropwizard is used for building ops-friendly, high-performing, RESTful web services. This Java framework pulls together stable, mature libraries of Java into simple and light-weight packages.
- Out-of-the-box support for sophisticated configuration.
- Operational tools
Dropwizard allows you to ship a production-quality web service in the minimum time.
Spark is a microservices framework for building rapid web applications in Kotlin and Java 8 with minimal effort. It lets you take full advantage of JVM by making you more productive through its sleek, declarative, and expressive syntax to make your code better.
Some of the top companies using Spark
To build better web APIs, Restlet is adopted and supported by a large community of Java developers. It is a fully open-source, freely downloadable framework that can be used under the terms of the Apache software license guidelines.
- Native REST Support
- Broad Use case support
- Flexible configurations
- Secure and scalable
- Complete web server
- Available representations
- Extensive connectors set
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