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Vishnu Chilamakuru
Vishnu Chilamakuru

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10 popular REST frameworks For your MicroService

In this article, I will be listing down 10 Popular REST frameworks across multiple programming languages. These frameworks can help you to speed up your application development as most of these frameworks comes with the out of the box components needed like HTTP URL based routing, database integration libraries, reducing the boilerplate code.


Spring Boot

GitHub Repository : - [54.7k ⭐]

Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". It has an active community of developers and one of the most popular Java-based framework for microservices. It also provides out of the box libraries, integrations that are compatible with the Spring ecosystem making the integrations easier by reducing the boilerplate code.


GitHub Repository : - [48.2k ⭐]

Written in Ruby, Rails delivers quick APIs from prototype to production in an efficient manner.

Rails is a web application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.

Understanding the MVC pattern is key to understanding Rails. MVC divides your application into three layers: Model, View, and Controller, each with a specific responsibility.


GitHub Repository : - [54.6k ⭐]

A lightweight Python Microframework for fast prototyping and production.

Flask is a lightweight WSGI web application framework. It is designed to make getting started quick and easy, with the ability to scale up to complex applications. It began as a simple wrapper around Werkzeug and Jinja and has become one of the most popular Python web application frameworks.

Flask offers suggestions but doesn't enforce any dependencies or project layout. It is up to the developer to choose the tools and libraries they want to use. There are many extensions provided by the community that makes adding new functionality easy.

Django REST

GitHub Repository : - [20.8k ⭐]

Written in Python, Django Rest is a powerful and flexible REST API. The efficiency and time to market resemble Rails.

Express Js

GitHub Repository : - [52.8k ⭐]

The fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework for node.

Features :

  • Robust routing
  • Focus on high performance
  • Super-high test coverage
  • HTTP helpers (redirection, caching, etc)
  • View system supporting 14+ template engines
  • Content negotiation
  • Executable for generating applications quickly


GitHub Repository : - [18.4k ⭐]

A Node.js web framework highly focused on providing the best developer experience with the least overhead and a powerful plugin architecture.

Fastify is a web framework highly focused on providing the best developer experience with the least overhead and a powerful plugin architecture. It is inspired by Hapi and Express and it is one of the fastest web frameworks in town.

Play Framework

GitHub Repository : - [11.9k ⭐]

Very fast, high throughput framework written in Scala/Java that is RESTful by default.
Play is developer-friendly with a "just hit refresh" workflow and built-in testing support. With Play, applications scale predictably due to a stateless and non-blocking architecture. By being RESTful by default, including assets compilers, JSON & WebSocket support, Play is a perfect fit for the modern web & mobile applications.


GitHub Repository : - [47.4k ⭐]

Blazingly fast microservice framework using Golang, high throughput capacity.

Gin is an HTTP web framework written in Go (Golang). It features a Martini-like API with much better performance -- up to 40 times faster (as the git repository claims). If you need a smashing performance, get yourself some Gin.


GitHub Repository : - [16.6k ⭐]

Distributed processing, easily scalable, support for channels and live chat. This framework - written in Elixir, uses BEAM and Erlang, very efficient for large scale systems and supports high throughput.

Fast API

GitHub Repository : - [29.9k ⭐]

A lightweight Python Microframework inspired in Flask but more modern, using Python async.

FastAPI is a modern, fast (high-performance), Web framework for building APIs with Python 3.6+ based on standard Python type hints.

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danielblignaut profile image

I think is also a great typescript microservice framework for rest, grpc and event queue solutions. Might be worth adding or comparing to express.js is a pretty minimal web server framework