shelf VS angular

Compare shelf vs angular and see what are their differences.


Web server middleware for Dart (by dart-lang)


Fast and productive web framework provided by Dart (by angulardart)
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shelf angular
26 10
729 1,859
3.3% -
6.7 1.9
7 days ago over 1 year ago
Dart Dart
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of shelf. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-12-01.
  • Dart in backend??
    2 projects | | 1 Dec 2022
    These are the best backend frameworks for Dart right now but you can use the shelf package if you want a slightly different approach
  • Serverside Dart
    5 projects | | 17 Nov 2022
    In this blog, I will talk about the benchmarks of Flask (Python), Express (JavaScript), Shelf (Dart), dart_frog (Dart) and Conduit (Dart), and my opinions on Dart on the server side.
  • Server-side Dart
    4 projects | | 3 Oct 2022
    There was a time, I want to start a new project and have to choose what technologies to use for the frontend and backend parts as well. Research gets me to Aqueduct and Shelf, both of them weren't looking actively developing and supported and that leads me to the idea to make my own small micro-framework like Echo for Golang or Bottle for Python. And it was easy to decide: I've had time and motivation :)
  • Dart Frog
    6 projects | | 10 Sep 2022
    Dart Frog 🐸 es un framework web construido sobre Shelf inspirado por Next.JS, Remix y Express.
  • Are you using monorepos?
    9 projects | | 1 Jun 2022
    We are't using one of the frameworks for Dart on the backend (Conduit, Dart Frog) and instead built on top of shelf for both the projects we've used Dart on the backend for - one we went for a gRPC approach and the implemented a REST API.
  • Dart - From scratch to deploy 🚀
    4 projects | | 5 May 2022
  • Deployment of a Dart Server on Heroku
    3 projects | | 9 Apr 2022
    We also need a software service that we already built in the videos mentioned above. The service we want to deploy will use the shelf server from Dart hat we already run locally and make our first requests. But this will also work if you use a aqueduct server or a conduit server.
  • Examples of “beautiful” dart code
    7 projects | | 26 Mar 2022
    The shelf package has always looked very well-written to me. I like the way functions and function typedefs are preferred over classes, how it uses short and simple source files, and usages of streams for requests and responses. This package makes good use of language and SDK features that only work in Dart.
  • From Python to Dart - Day 2, Meet the dart CLI
    7 projects | | 7 Mar 2022
    | console-simple | A simple console application (basic template). | | ---------------- | -------------------------------------------------- ----- | | console-full | Console application with tests. | | package-simple | A starting point for Dart libraries or apps. | | server-shelf | Server based on shelf. | | web-simple | Web application with core libraries. |
  • Dart out of Flutter
    8 projects | | 14 Feb 2022
    You might want to look at shelf. The whole backend of runs on that.


Posts with mentions or reviews of angular. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-12-02.
  • People like flutter more than react native. So why are there so few jobs?
    10 projects | | 2 Dec 2022
    AngularJS (UI framework built in JavaScript): open (last commit: Apr 12 2022), unsupported Angular 2 to 12 (UI framework built in TypeScript): open, unsupported Angular 13 to 15 (UI framework built in TypeScript): open, supported until May 4 2023, Nov 11 2023 and May 18 2024 AngularDart (UI framework build in Dart): open (last commit: Oct 7 2021?, Today?), supported by community?, they say no Flutter 1: open (last commit: Mar 30 2022), unsupported Flutter 2: open (last commit: Apr 18 2022?), couldn't find if still supported, I assume unsupported Flutter 3: open (last commit: Today), supported
  • Hot take, Angular 2+ should have been named Angular TS to contrast with Angular JS
    2 projects | | 11 Feb 2022
    eh.. kinda
  • Alternative to Flutter Web?
    2 projects | | 14 Oct 2021
    Angular Dart. It seems to be unmaintained, but for a personal project it can fit your needs.
  • Resume Advice Thread - June 08, 2021
    6 projects | | 8 Jun 2021
    "Angular DART" might be "AngularDart";
  • Optional content projection/injection in Angular
    2 projects | | 8 May 2021
    By the same mechanism as in the first approach, the custom or default content will be rendered by SlotRendererComponent. The reason why this solution is not working is due to @ContentChildren not being able to query nested ng-contents. Setting { descendants: true } also did not work for me. I found an issue describing the problem for the AngularDart repository so maybe it is related (or I am doing something wrong here ;) ).
  • Flutter: Initial impressions
    3 projects | | 2 Apr 2021
    Let's start with some words about the language. I honestly didn't like Dart at the beginning, when I first read about it some years ago. Dart started as a language that compiled to Javascript, and was advertised as a nice integration to the web ecosystem, especially to Angular, which is still there but not being actively recommended by the AngularDart team.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing shelf and angular you can also consider the following projects:

aqueduct - Dart HTTP server framework for building REST APIs. Includes PostgreSQL ORM and OAuth2 provider.

jaguar - Jaguar, a server framework built for speed, simplicity and extensible. ORM, Session, Authentication & Authorization, OAuth

dart-express - Express-like HTTP framework written in Dart

drogon - Drogon: A C++14/17 based HTTP web application framework running on Linux/macOS/Unix/Windows [Moved to:]


pub-dev -, the Dart package repository, written in Dart

conduit - Dart HTTP server framework for building REST APIs. Includes PostgreSQL ORM and OAuth2 provider.

functions-framework-dart - FaaS (Function as a service) framework for writing portable Dart functions

aspectd - AOP for Flutter(Dart)

args - A command-line argument parsing library for Dart.

bloc - A predictable state management library that helps implement the BLoC design pattern

attoparsec-conduit - A streaming data library