What's your go-to web backend stack for 2021 ?

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  • kiit

    Kotlin Framework for Apps, APIs, CLIs, Jobs, Mobile and more...

    Shamless plug: I've built , and am currently using in production, a sizable Kotlin based open-source server framework called www.slatekit.com ( github ). It can be used to build Console Apps, CLIs, Jobs, Database apps, and APIs ( Ktor under the hood ). It is very modular and there are also several libraries / utilities that can also be used on Android.

  • FrameworkBenchmarks

    Source for the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project

    Looking at TechEmpower Round 20 for single query, I wonder how many of these are solid for backend. I like jooby - but how stable/supported/active is it? How does it compare to vertx, ktor, or spring in actual production use?

  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • Exposed

    Kotlin SQL Framework

  • javalin

    Discontinued A simple and modern Java and Kotlin web framework [Moved to: https://github.com/javalin/javalin]

    Personal projects I tend to prefer simplicity, and Javalin hits the sweet spot for me on that.

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