feathers VS Hapi

Compare feathers vs Hapi and see what are their differences.


A framework for real-time applications and REST APIs with JavaScript and TypeScript (by feathersjs)


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feathers Hapi
29 24
13,805 13,646
0.7% 0.4%
8.3 6.5
6 days ago 29 days ago
TypeScript JavaScript
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of feathers. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-07.
  • Top WebSocket libraries for Node.js in 2022
    12 projects | dev.to | 7 Jan 2022
    At the time of writing, the project has almost 14k stars on GitHub and 26k weekly downloads on npm. Feathers also includes an excellent documentation and is well known for being lightweight and easy to integrate with different databases.
    12 projects | dev.to | 7 Jan 2022
    The Feathers framework uses the Socket.IO module so that you receive and give updates in real-time. It also gives you control over your data through sockets, flexible plugins, and a RESTful API and resources.
  • ExpressJS
    5 projects | dev.to | 26 Dec 2021
    Feathers - Build prototypes in minutes,
  • Ask HN: How fast could you get a minimal working SaaS up and running?
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Dec 2021
    Its always best to work with the stack you are most familiar with. So for me that would

    1. FeathersJS for backend [1]

    2. Postgres DB

    3. Angular for front end + bootstrap

    4. Postmark for transactional email (for new signup email verification, forgot password, 2-factor login) [2]

    5. Digital Ocean for VPS

    6. Ansible for deploying everything

    7. Namecheap for domain

    8. DNS configuration done on Digital Ocean

    Typescript for both Angular and FeathersJS

    I've done this a few times and all together it would take me about 3 - 5 hours.

    [1] https://feathersjs.com/

  • Top Node.js Frameworks for Web Apps in 2021
    11 projects | dev.to | 26 Nov 2021
    GitHub stars: 13515(github.com)
    11 projects | dev.to | 26 Nov 2021
    More info‍
  • Which Node.js framework you recommend to use to build REST API?
    7 projects | reddit.com/r/node | 24 Nov 2021
    In the next version (v5, codename dove) there will be an express-transport and a koa-transport. The koa-transport was [merged earlier this year by daffl](https://github.com/feathersjs/feathers/pull/2315).
    7 projects | reddit.com/r/node | 24 Nov 2021
    Maybe feathersjs is worth to take a look. I started the migration of some internal backends to feathers, coming from plain express and dit not look back. Its a thin service based abstraction layer build on top of express. The next major release will support koa or express under the hood.
  • Un-official Github Action for Deployment to Railway
    5 projects | dev.to | 19 Nov 2021
    This project uses Feathers. An open source web framework for building modern real-time applications.
  • What backend to use for Vue?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/vuejs | 26 Oct 2021
    You could look into https://feathersjs.com/ for server side.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Hapi. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-22.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing feathers and Hapi you can also consider the following projects:

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

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

SailsJS - Realtime MVC Framework for Node.js

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

AdonisJs Application

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

Next.js - The React Framework

AdonisJs Framework - 🚀 The Node.js Framework highly focused on developer ergonomics, stability and confidence

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