Comparing productivity of node.js frameworks

Our mission is to compare the node.js frameworks on productivity.

In one of my previous blogs I have benchmark the various node.js frameworks performance against native http call and native mongodb driver and native combination was clear winner in term of performance.

so, Why not use only native http and native mongodb driver. well one of the the key aspect and usp of node.js frameworks is that they provide lot of abstractions and as a developer you don’t have to write boiler plate , repetitive code . so lets see what our research has come up with against this concept. Continue reading

Comparing performance of node.js frameworks

Our mission is to compare the node.js frameworks on performance (completed no of requests per second).

Node.js performance tests were performed on the Ubuntu subsystem(2 core , 2 GB RAM) on a VM provisioned from Digital Ocean. The tests only utilize the most basic capabilities of the frameworks in question, therefore the main goal was to show the relative overhead these frameworks add to the handling of a request. This is not a test of the absolute performance as this will vary greatly depending on the environment and network conditions. This test also doesn’t cover the utility each framework provides and how this enables complex applications to be built with them. Continue reading

Part 2: Building web app using react.js, express.js, node.js and mongodb


For quite sometime now, I have been hearing some very interesting things about react.js like how fast it is and how cool it would be to pick react.js for your next web project. All that sounds very good but, unless we try it ourself, we won’t be able to appreaciate it. So I decided to play with react.js for a while and see myself how accurate these claims are. Now there is just one problem, react.js documentation assumes certain level of experience with modern Javascript developement workflow, in short let’s just say it’s not very helpful if you are trying to use it for the first time. This series of articles is my attempt to put all the pieces together and show what it will take to build a fully functional react app.

In this series of articles, we will be creating a full stack single page JavaScript application from scratch. In Part 1 of this series we will focus completely on react.js workflow and create the front end piece of our app without any backend APIs or database. In the Part 2, we will create backend for our application using express.js and also persist our data in mongodb.

This article is part 2 of this series, if you have not followed the part 1 then you might find this article a bit confusing, please visit the part 1 first.

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