10 Best NodeJS Frameworks for Web Application Development

Sep 5, 2018 6:08:36 PM

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NodeJS is one of the groundbreaking additions to the web development landscape. By offering a runtime application environment, NodeJS enables developers to write server-side scripts in Javascript. According to Stack Overflow survey results 2018, Node.js is the most preferred framework for building frontend and backend for web applications.  

With the range of benefits that NodeJS brings in for building data intensive, real time applications, NodeJS frameworks for building websites, apps, and APIs are popular amongst developers. Here are 10 best NodeJS frameworks for developers that can make web application development, faster and efficient.  

MVC NodeJS Frameworks

  1. Express.js

Express is an open-source framework, developed and maintained by NodeJS foundation. Express.js is designed to function as a middleware and a routing framework. It is a part of MEAN stack for backend development, along with MongoDB database and AngularJS for building frontend.

  1. Hapijs

Hapijs is created and maintained by Walmart. It’s a NodeJS framework for building web applications and services. Hapi.js is a configuration-centric framework that has integrated support for input validation, authentication, caching, cookies, routing, server methods etc.

  1. Locomotive

Locomotive is a Node JS framework for building web applications. With its significant support to MVC patterns and REST principles,it enable developers to build well-architected applications. Developers already familiar with Ruby on Rails Development can find it easier to get started with Locomotive.

  1. Total.js

Total.js is a MVC framework for building responsive web apps using HTML, CSS, and Javascript. This NodeJS framework works well with front-end frameworks such as AngularJS, ReactJS, Ember, Bootstrap, and Backbone.js. It is compatible with database, such as MongoDB, CouchDB, SQLite, PostgreSQL, and MYSQL.

  1. Koa.js

Written by the developers of Express.js, this server framework for NodeJS allows developers to build web applications and APIs. Koa is popular for its error handling capabilities and avoiding callbacks.

  1. Sails.js

Sales.io is a MVC framework for NodeJS that enables development of server-side applications in Javascript. This framework is popular for building chat applications, multiplayer games, dashboards, and data-driven APIs.  

Full Stack NodeJS Frameworks

  1. Meteor

Meteor is an open-source framework for building web and mobile apps. Meteor integrates well with React, Vuejs, AngularJS, Cordova, MongoDB, and NPM. With this NodeJS framework, developers have the opportunity to build apps using one language- Javascript, in all environments- web browser, application server, and mobile device.

  1. Keystone.js

KeystoneJS allows building database-driven websites, apps, and APIs in NodeJS. Built on MongoDB and ExpressJS, it is best suited for building scalable applications such as web portals, eCommerce apps, Content Management System (CMS), and RESTful web services.

  1. Mean.IO

Mean.Io is a open-source JS software stack for building dynamic websites and web apps. The MEAN stack includes MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS, and Node.js for building frontend and backend for web apps.

  1. Socket.io

Socket.IO is best suited for apps that need real-time, bidirectional, and event-based communication. Socket.IO aims to make realtime apps possible in every browser and mobile device, blurring the differences between the different transport mechanisms. It supports multiple transports, such as WebSockets, Flash sockets, long polling and more, automatically falling back when a transport fails.

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Hope this gave you a comprehensive understanding of the best Nodejs frameworks that are making waves in the software development domain. In case you are looking to start a new web application development project, get in touch with our technology experts to figure out the best technology stack for your product.

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