Node.js framework that help you to build a better website

NodeJS

Node.js powers your web application and is increasingly gaining popularity and adoption in the enterprise sector because it allows you to build large-scale, real-time, end to end scalable web applications with JavaScript. Node.js is still viewed as an important breakthrough in the world of web development. Now developers can easily create full-stack dynamic web pages. The Node.js ecosystem comprises of various frameworks such as MVC, full-stack, REST API and generators that help you to speed up the overall development workflow.

As you know, there is no limit to perfection, therefore developers are working continuously and creating numerous frameworks for Node.js development. Frameworks actually enable developers to grow their applications. They have the ability to automate different repetitive processes with the help of libraries, templates, and reusable components. These frameworks not only make web development easy and convenient but also expedite the development process. These frameworks will further enhance the development of web applications.

Here, in this post, we will provide you with a list of frameworks that are popular and considered to be the best.

So, let's get started -

Sails.js

Sails.js can be viewed as the most popular real-time framework that is based on MVC (Model View Controller) pattern. It was released in 2012 as free and open source software under the MIT license. It is a cross-platform web application framework written in JavaScript. It was mainly developed to create custom and business-oriented Node.js applications.

Flatiron.js

Flatiron.js is an adaptable and advanced Node.js web framework for building modern and reliable web applications. Using Flatiron.js you can easily modify URL routing, create templates, manage data, and manage plugins. It also provides various resources and useful tools for all users.

Mean.io

Mean.io (Mean.js) is another powerful, free, open-source and full-stack framework that is used to build dynamic websites and web applications. It incorporates all four components of the MEAN Stack i.e. MongoDB, Express.js, Angular, and Node.js. Along with these components, it also includes some other important web development tools such as Babel and GraphQL. Mean.io provides you with a complete toolset for web development.

Express.js

Express.js is considered one of the essential web frameworks for Node.js. It is fast, lightweight and minimal web application framework that offers a robust set of features for building web and mobile applications and APIs. Express.js is an actively used, maintained and tested framework and offers various features such as database integration, template engines, multiple routing,  and much more.

Nest.js

NestJS is a server-side application framework. It is considered as the gateway to the world of advanced engineering concepts including microservices architecture, event sourcing, and domain-driven design. It was designed with the intent to support server-side scripting and create server-side applications. The coolest feature of this framework is that it implements TypeScript, which is a superset of JavaScript.

Meteor.js

Meteor.js is an open source web framework of Node.js. Meteor.js is a full stack framework that bundles the key set of technologies that help you in building modern web and mobile applications. It uses only a single API which is known as Meteor API which is used on both client and server side.

Koa.js

Koa.js is referred to as the next generation web framework for Node.js(according to the website), Koa was created by the same team that created Express.js, making it seem like it would pick up from where express left off. Koa is unique in the fact that it uses some really cool ECMAScript(ES6) methods that have not even landed in some browsers yet, it allows you to work without callbacks, while also providing you with an immense increase in error handling. It can easily determine and understand the operation required by the client through HTTP methods such as GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE.

LoopBack.js

LoopBack is another Node.js framework with an easy-to-use CLI and a dynamic API explorer. It allows you to create your models based on your schema or dynamic models in the absence of a schema. It is compatible with a good number of REST services and a wide variety of databases including MySQL, Oracle, MongoDB, Postgres and so on. It has the ability to allow a user to build a server API that maps to another server, almost like creating an API that is a proxy for another API. It’s support for native mobile and browser SDKs for clients like Android/Java, iOS, Browser JavaScript(Angular).

Derby.js

Derby.js can be defined as a full-stack framework that is based on the MVC pattern and is widely used for modern web applications. It has the ability to work well with the development of client-side and server-side applications. Most developers use this framework to create a real-time mobile as well as web applications. Initially, it only contains a limited number of standard Node.js modules. But now you can easily add additional third-party modules in order to design and develop a good quality web application.

Hapi.js

Just like ExpressJs, the common hapi.js, supported by Walmart Labs, is a Node.js framework that helps serve data by intermediating between the server side and client. It is quite a good substitute for Express. Hapi is a configuration-driven pattern, traditionally modeled to control web service operations. A unique feature it has is the ability to create a server on a specific IP, with features like the ‘onPreHandler’, you can do something with a request before it is completed by intercepting it and doing some pre-processing on the request.

Total.js

Total.js is an 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 the database, such as MongoDB, CouchDB, SQLite, PostgreSQL, and MYSQL.

Locomotive.js

Locomotive has been named as one of the most powerful Node.js frameworks because of its support for MVC patterns, RESTful routes, and it also happens to work flawlessly with Express (built on top of it), so you’re getting two for the price of one. Locomotives seamless integration with other databases and templating platforms is what keeps developers coming back to this extensive framework. You won’t find an easier to work with framework than this.


All these frameworks are just a way to enhance and sharpen the future of web and application development technology. There are so many frameworks that work well with Node.js but they are not as popular as these. These frameworks help in bringing the latest innovations into the modern tech-savvy world.

Hope you find this post very helpful. You can share your experiences with us in the comment section. Thank you!

Happy coding!

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