The state of server-side frameworks for Dart

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/dartlang

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  • GitHub repo aqueduct

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

    Aqueduct: This framework is no longer being supported by the original owners and will not be ported to null-safety for the foreseeable future. The library is so monolithic that it's a gargantuan task to maintain it, not to mention the growing dependency issues.

  • GitHub repo jaguar

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

    The only remaining major server-side framework is Jaguar. Though the maintainer has stated that they will continue to maintain the project, there had been a five-month gap between the last two commits (there was, however, a null-safety commit yesterday).

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  • GitHub repo drogon

    Drogon: A C++14/17 based HTTP web application framework running on Linux/macOS/Unix/Windows [Moved to: https://github.com/drogonframework/drogon] (by an-tao)

    For example, Drogon is said to be the fastest http server: https://github.com/an-tao/drogon.

  • GitHub repo shelf

    Web server middleware for Dart

    I've cared about this space for a while: https://github.com/dart-lang/shelf/commit/8fd1b3f1ac920cdf67a34364ef8593e4a46af1c3 :-)

  • GitHub repo aspectd

    AOP for Flutter(Dart)

    Another huge hole in Dart is the lack of native AOP capabilities. I was a heavy AspectJ user back in the day, so much so that I couldn't imagine doing OOP without AOP. I did see AspectD (https://github.com/XianyuTech/aspectd), but it's third party, not part of Dart natively.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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