JavaScript Backend

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Top 23 JavaScript Backend Projects

  • awesome-cheatsheets

    👩‍💻👨‍💻 Awesome cheatsheets for popular programming languages, frameworks and development tools. They include everything you should know in one single file.

    Project mention: Hey admins, what’s your favorite “Cheat Sheet” that you use? | | 2022-05-18
  • Appwrite

    Secure Backend Server for Web, Mobile & Flutter Developers 🚀 AKA the 100% open-source Firebase alternative.

    Project mention: Recommended Lightweight PHP Frameworks for REST Development? | | 2022-05-21

    large projects are done in swoole. look at this - this project is done in swoole:

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • parse-server

    API server module for Node/Express

    Project mention: Which solution do you use for your android app's backend? | | 2022-05-22

    Self-hosted Parse Server ( It's perfect for more complex databases and User management.

  • web-skills

    A visual overview of useful skills to learn as a web developer

    Project mention: Web Skills – This is a nice chart of web dev skills. Could be a reminder of how far you've come, or a glimpse of how much there is to learn. Web development is hard. | | 2021-10-10

    I recommend reading the Readme for the project as others have mentioned, as it isn't the intention of the author to deter beginner programmers.

  • Cockpit

    Add content management functionality to any site - plug & play / headless / api-first CMS (by agentejo)

    Project mention: Ask HN: Any Recommendations for a Headless CMS? | | 2022-03-11

    I've been using Cockpit ( for a few internal and personal projects now.

    It's lightweight and easy to use. Just upload the folder to your webspace (minimal PHP requirements!) and you are good to go.

    Create some collections for you data, link them if needed, and you can immediately use them via the API endpoints AND also via a GUI for CRUD operations.

    This is really great because my colleagues are non-technical and I don't need to write some frontend for them to update data and so on and can concentrate on the "real task".

    Documentation on the other hand is awful, to the point where you better refer to the "inofficial documentation" (for the interested: with no way to improve the official one.

    So, while I LOVE the ease of use, I wondered if somebody has a recommendation for a similar solution which might be somewhat more "mature" in regards to the documentation.

  • hoodie

    :dog: The Offline First JavaScript Backend (by hoodiehq)

    Project mention: Frameworks of the Future? | | 2021-07-21

    I'm not looking for the overthrow of CRUD-through-MVC. Rather, Hobo and Hoodie seemed like advances---Hobo was sort of Rails for Rails, and Hoodie was an offline-first framework for something like what we now call Progressive Web Apps---when I tried them early in their life-cycle, but both seem to have withered away. And nobody else (that I can find) seems interested in improving graphical design (as in, "just use Material Design, or Carbon, or whatever"), cleaner parent/child relationships, automatically updating views and controllers to match changes to the models, and probably features that I don't know that I need.

  • CRUD

    Build custom admin panels. Fast! (by Laravel-Backpack)

    Project mention: Laravel nova trying out before buying? | | 2022-04-25
  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • nodejs-integration-tests-best-practices

    ✅ Beyond the basics of Node.js testing. Including a super-comprehensive best practices list and an example app (April 2022)

    Project mention: ✅ Master the art of testing for Node.js - a super-comprehensive best practices list and an example app | | 2022-04-02
  • axios-module

    Secure and easy axios integration with Nuxt.js

    Project mention: I'm Trying to Inject An NPM package As A Plugin on A Next.js App to Avoid A "Native Node.js APIs are not supported in the Edge Runtime. Found `child_process` imported." Error | | 2022-04-29

    // Axios module configuration: axios: { // Workaround to avoid enforcing hard-coded localhost:3000: browserBaseURL: process.env.API_URL },

  • Hospital Run

    Backend for HospitalRun

    Project mention: Can anyone help me find a Practice/Patient Management System or Electronic Medical Record software, i need it for my friend who has just started a dental clinic in a rural village area in India. | | 2022-03-16
  • nextjs-wordpress-starter

    A headless starter for WordPress powered by Next.js.

    Project mention: Inherited A PHP Mess | | 2022-05-13
  • Stackoverflow-Clone-Frontend

    Clone project of a famous Q/A website for developers built using MySQL, Express, React, Node, Sequelize :globe_with_meridians:

    Project mention: Stack Overflow CLONE (MySQL + Sequelize + Node + React) | | 2022-03-13
  • vue-storefront-api

    Vue.js storefront for Magento2 (and not only) - data backend

    Project mention: Building a headless eCommerce shop with Magento and Vue | | 2022-01-28

    Vue Storefront comes with its own API which serves as a sort of middleware. It is written in NodeJS, which is nice because it means another technology isn't introduced into our stack. JavaScript developers can work on this layer as needed and feel right at home.

  • http-fake-backend

    Build a fake backend by providing the content of JSON files or JavaScript objects through configurable routes.

  • gindex-v4

    A Vue Js Based G Index with Improved Dark Mode, Search and Video Player

    Project mention: Gindex-v4: A Vue Js Based G Index with Improved Dark Mode, Search and Video Player | | 2021-11-29
  • i18next-http-backend

    i18next-http-backend is a backend layer for i18next using in Node.js, in the browser and for Deno.

    Project mention: How to properly internationalize a Vue application using i18next | | 2022-05-15

    import i18next from 'i18next' import I18NextVue from 'i18next-vue' import LanguageDetector from 'i18next-browser-languagedetector' import Backend from 'i18next-http-backend' export const i18nextPromise = i18next // i18next-http-backend // loads translations from your server // .use(Backend) // detect user language // learn more: .use(LanguageDetector) // init i18next // for all options read: .init({ debug: true, fallbackLng: 'en' }); export default function (app) { app.use(I18NextVue, { i18next }) return app }

  • inspect

    Source Code that Powers the CSGOFloat Inspect Link API

    Project mention: [q] using trading sites safely without breaking any "rules" (Reddit and otherwise) | | 2022-03-23

    However, it seems all third-party skin sites (such as csgofloat and skinport), and even Reddit's CS:GO Trading site, require you to log in at some point with your Steam credentials to really use the tools properly (such as database searches, etc.), which really worries me.

  • nextacular

    An open-source starter kit that will help you build full-stack multi-tenant SaaS platforms efficiently and help you focus on developing your core SaaS features. Built on top of popular and modern technologies such as Next JS, Tailwind, Prisma, and Stripe.

    Project mention: Launched a SaaS Starter Kit on Product Hunt | | 2022-03-03

    Project Repository can be found here:

  • plain-free-bootstrap-admin-template

    Free Bootstrap 5 Admin and Dashboard Template that comes with all essential dashboard components, elements, charts, graph and application pages. Download now for free and use with personal or commercial projects.

    Project mention: Launched 🚀 Open-source Bootstrap Admin Template on ProductHunt and Its Trending on Top ⚡ | | 2021-12-03

    Today, I launched an open source Bootstrap admin template on Product Hunt and its trending on top #7 🔥 You can check out demo or download from our site or GitHub if you never heard of about this admin template.

  • embetty-server

    🐙 Proxy and provider of data for heiseonline/embetty

    Project mention: CNIL, the French DPA, Google Analytics and Illegal US Data Transfers | | 2022-02-10

    You could also use something like 'embetty' [1] and proxy your users from YouTube, Twitter and the likes to ensure their privacy.


  • stack-underflow-mern-gql

    Feature-rich ‘stack overflow’ (QnA site) clone. Made using MERN + GraphQL stack.

  • reddish-mern

    Simplified ‘reddit’ (popular social-media site) clone. Made using MERN stack.

  • restapify

    Quickly and easily deploy a mocked REST API by using an intuitive and developer friendly JSON file structure

    Project mention: Devo utilizar React ou JS puro? E onde consigo a API? | | 2021-10-21
NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2022-05-22.

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What are some of the best open-source Backend projects in JavaScript? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 awesome-cheatsheets 28,519
2 Appwrite 21,654
3 parse-server 19,480
4 web-skills 5,816
5 Cockpit 5,303
6 hoodie 4,321
7 CRUD 2,295
8 nodejs-integration-tests-best-practices 2,204
9 axios-module 1,148
10 Hospital Run 817
11 nextjs-wordpress-starter 499
12 Stackoverflow-Clone-Frontend 393
13 vue-storefront-api 348
14 http-fake-backend 270
15 gindex-v4 240
16 i18next-http-backend 223
17 inspect 220
18 nextacular 195
19 plain-free-bootstrap-admin-template 177
20 embetty-server 142
21 stack-underflow-mern-gql 127
22 reddish-mern 87
23 restapify 86
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