Express VS Restify

Compare Express vs Restify and see what are their differences.

Express

Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework for node. (by expressjs)

Restify

The future of Node.js REST development (by restify)
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Express Restify
373 5
57,005 10,413
0.9% 0.2%
8.8 5.7
6 days ago 6 days ago
JavaScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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Express

Posts with mentions or reviews of Express. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-18.

Restify

Posts with mentions or reviews of Restify. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-02.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Express and Restify you can also consider the following projects:

Next.js - The React Framework

Nuxt.js - The Intuitive Vue(2) Framework

AdonisJs Application

SvelteKit - The fastest way to build Svelte apps

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

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

Nest - A progressive Node.js framework for building efficient, scalable, and enterprise-grade server-side applications on top of TypeScript & JavaScript (ES6, ES7, ES8) 🚀

Meteor JS - Meteor, the JavaScript App Platform

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

json-server - Get a full fake REST API with zero coding in less than 30 seconds (seriously)

feathers - A framework for real-time applications and REST APIs with JavaScript and TypeScript