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Best Node.js Framework [2020]

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There are a lots of best Node js Framework for Node.js Developer. We have listed top 10 node.js framework which is good to Learn in 2020 to become a JavaScript, Node.js Developer.

What is Framework?

A basic structure of a software system.

A framework is a combination of libraries, helpers, and tools that provide a way to effortlessly build an Applications.

The key aspects of any framework are – its architecture and features

Features of Framework?

  • Fast Development
  • Easy Customization
  • Flexibility
  • Maintainability
  • Security
  • Supports of Libraries

Benefits of using Node js Framework:

Node js framework enables developers to build fast, secure and scalable Applications.
  • Speed-up custom web application development
  • Working with databases more efficiently (Using ORM & ODM etc).
  • Protect websites from targeted security attacks.
  • Unit Testing Supports.
  • Easy Maintainance
  • Built-in Libraries


Express.js is the most popular Node.js framework which provides a robust set of features for web and mobile applications.


npm install express --save


npm i express

You can use Express application generator to quickly create an application skeleton.

Key Features of Express.js:

  • Express.js supports MVC Architecture
  • RESTful APIs Supports
  • Templating Engines - Jade, EJB, Handlebar etc
  • Database (RDBMS, NoSQL) - ORM/ODM (Mongoose, Sequalize) supports
  • Middleware
  • Routing
  • Error Handling


AdonisJs framework runs on almost all major operating systems. It offers you a clean and stable API to build Web apps and micro-services.


npm i -g @adonisjs/cli
adonis new yardstick
cd yardstick
adonis serve --dev


Meteor is a free open source platform for building web and mobile apps in pure JavaScript.


Koa js next generation web framework for node.js.


Hapi is a rich Node.js framework for building applications and services.


LoopBack is provides a platform for building RESTful APIs and Micro-Services using Node.js

It is an open-source highly-extensible with GraphQL Support Node.js framework for quick RESTful API development.


Sails.js is a Open-source, MVC Node's framework developed at the top the Node.js environment for building custom, enterprise Node.js web applications and APIs.


A progressive Node.js framework for building efficient, scalable, and enterprise level server-side applications. it uses TypeScript.


KeystoneJS is a framework for developing dynamic websites, apps, CMS and APIs using Node.js, NoSQL (MongoDB | PostgreSQL). It also provides in-built support of CMS/Admin Dashboard.


A framework for real-time applications and REST APIs

Key Features of Feathers:

  • Flexible Plugins Supports
  • Database Adapters - (In Memory, RDBMS, NoSQL etc)

Install & Create Feathers App:

npm install -g @feathersjs/cli

mkdir my-app

cd my-app

feathers generate app

npm start

What is Model View Controller (MVC)?

MVC stands for "Model-View-Controller." It is a Architectural Pattern.

Model It is for Business Logic.

View It is responsible for Physical Representation - User Interface, Layouts, etc.

Controller It handles & manage all requests of Applications.

How to choose the best Node js framework for your project?

  • Scalability
  • Performance
  • Customization
  • Libraries Supports
  • Documentation & Learning Curve
  • Community Supports
  • LTS & Versions upgrading
  • Most Important - Your Knowledge of that Particlar Framework

Discussion (1)

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Marie Weaver

Thanks for sharing creative frameworks of node.js, we know that Node.js has become a popular platform for executing JavaScript code server-side.