Koa vs Express

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  • Koa

    Expressive middleware for node.js using ES2017 async functions

    Philosophically, Koa aims to "fix and replace node", whereas Express "augments node". Koa uses promises and async functions to rid apps of callback hell and simplify error handling. It exposes its own ctx.request and ctx.response objects instead of node's req and res objects.

  • Express

    Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework for node.

    Philosophically, Koa aims to "fix and replace node", whereas Express "augments node". Koa uses promises and async functions to rid apps of callback hell and simplify error handling. It exposes its own ctx.request and ctx.response objects instead of node's req and res objects.

  • 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!

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