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

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  • slatekit

    Kotlin Server 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?

  • 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!

  • Exposed

    Kotlin SQL Framework

  • javalin

    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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