A framework (irrespective of the underlying architecture and programming languages (front-end + backend) used, is simply some kind of abstract design, that is built out of web development technology like Node.js, thus embodying the control flow of the given framework design. It is fundamentally the skeleton of the program whereby the customized codes form the core of the program. There is a generic implementation for every Node.js function that is unique to that particular framework and which would then require the user to follow the lead of the framework by adding more codes to define its use case.
It is speedy, supports data streaming, works in real time, handles database well, coding Node.js is easy, is open source and works across platforms, is in charge of the proxy server, is highly productive and competent with Sync problems, it comes with extensive documentation and is user-friendly.
There are many factors that define the popularity of a framework and GitHub stars cannot alone be considered as a basis of selection:
The decision to select a framework depends upon project and business requirements besides the popularity and previous customer response. Other factors to be considered include speed, coding structure, learning curve, flexibility, configuration and many more. Node.js frameworks have all the required features and functions to build a strong and error-free application.
With more points in favor and in common, both frameworks share very few differences. While most of the differences might sound philosophical, both are almost similar in capabilities and extensibility. Overhead comparison – Node.js vs Express, from web application design and development point of view:
Points of Difference
Hapi (Http +API) Framework
|Origin and Usage||It is relatively new.||It is the experienced and more established framework.|
|Handling Data||It can handle any task internally without the support of any middleware. E.g. Processing of forms.||It often needs middleware to perform a task.|
|Data Parsing||It parses data and exposes it on the request object.||Express needs a body-parser middleware to parse and expose data.|
|Similarity with Node||It provides more abstraction from Node.||It is more similar to Node.|
|Plugins||Makes use of plugins to extend its capabilities like routing, authentication, logging, and more. These plugins are configured at runtime through code.||Makes use of middleware to enable developers access request/response objects. Each component has an independent job to do and remained isolated until the task is complete. Middleware is chained together to act according to the command’s requests and responses.|
|Verbosity||Hapi applications center on the server object whose properties can be set to define the nature of the application. Hapi essentially exposes a server. route collection.||Express applications generally have app.get to enroute the requests around client-server.|
|Handling Cookies||It has an inbuilt system to handle cookies. No plugin is required to set and read cookies.||In Express cookies are configured by making use of the server. state properties and then read and written in the GET handler for the /route.|
|Example||Print Hello World:||Print Hello World:|
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