NeXT VS Nest

Compare NeXT vs Nest and see what are their differences.


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NeXT Nest
8 224
108 52,448
- 1.3%
2.4 9.9
about 1 month ago 5 days ago
GNU General Public License v3.0 only MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of NeXT. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-14.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Nest. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-12-01.
  • NestJS vs. Ditsmod: auto-validation
    4 projects | | 1 Dec 2022
    Note that headers and cookies cannot be handled similarly in NestJS. While there are workarounds for this, it's still pretty weird and doesn't add consistency to NestJS.
  • NestJS vs. Ditsmod: DI features for interceptors, guards, pipes and filters
    2 projects | | 1 Dec 2022
    I decided to write this article when I was browsing NestJS issues, in particular A Guard with dependencies can’t be injected into another module. Its author wonders why NestJS cannot resolve dependency for AuthGuard, because this dependency is imported into the module where the guard is declared.
  • Next.js is a backend framework
    3 projects | | 29 Nov 2022
    In Theo’s video, he seems to point out that it’s the difference between Stateless and Stateful design. However, I don’t have strong feelings about it personally. Although I have been using Nestjs for several projects, I always adopt a stateless design for scalability.
  • Nest JS Part 1: Creating Your First API
    6 projects | | 24 Nov 2022
    It's been a couple of months working with Nest.JS and I love the way the framework build to develop scalable server-side applications
  • A minimalist backend REST API in NodeJS
    8 projects | | 22 Nov 2022
    We deliberately decided not to use "kitchen-sink included" frameworks such as Laravel, Django, Loopback or Nest.js to keep things simple.
  • How to build and launch a new web app for free?
    8 projects | | 15 Nov 2022
    More and more frameworks are emerging and revolving of which you can stand on the shoulder. It includes frontend framework(React), backend framework(Nest.js), database(MongoDB), etc.
  • Build a CRUD API using NestJS, MongoDB, Docker & Docker Compose
    2 projects | | 13 Nov 2022
    NestJS is a framework built upon Nodejs that helps developers build scalable applications with a big emphasis on developer experience 💖. In this article, I'll show you how to build a Menu Restaurant API app from scratch with NestJS and MongoDB. The Docker part is optional but it'll be useful if you want to learn something new 😎.
  • Let's build a REST API with NestJS
    6 projects | | 11 Nov 2022
    NestJS is a progressive Node.js framework for building server-side applications in JavaScript with built-in support for TypeScript as well.
  • Building A P2P Network With Deno 🌐
    6 projects | | 4 Nov 2022
    Naturally, I immediately sought to develop this kind of system in... JavaScript! That's indeed possible, thanks to the WebSocket protocol. In this post, I propose to build, step by step, a (decentralized) P2P network based, not on ExpressJS x SocketIO, nor NestJS (to speed up the project), but directly from Deno 🦕
  • Ask HN: Freelancer? Seeking freelancer? (November 2022)
    8 projects | | 1 Nov 2022
    Hello world! I'm a backend dev, mainly focused on NodeJS. I can handle all things backend: pipelines, deploys, payments, scripts. I care about clean code, that's why I use Nest (

What are some alternatives?

When comparing NeXT and Nest you can also consider the following projects:

SailsJS - Realtime MVC Framework for Node.js

loopback-next - LoopBack makes it easy to build modern API applications that require complex integrations.

Koa - Expressive middleware for node.js using ES2017 async functions

feathers - The API and real-time application framework

Django - The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines.

Hapi - The Simple, Secure Framework Developers Trust

Moleculer - :rocket: Progressive microservices framework for Node.js

Ts.ED - :triangular_ruler: Ts.ED is a Node.js and TypeScript framework on top of Express to write your application with TypeScript (or ES6). It provides a lot of decorators and guideline to make your code more readable and less error-prone.

tsoa - Build OpenAPI-compliant REST APIs using TypeScript and Node

Meteor JS - Meteor, the JavaScript App Platform

Express - Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework for node.

fastify - Fast and low overhead web framework, for Node.js