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To get a quick glimpse of the similarities and differences between some of the most popular back-end frameworks, we decided to do a side by side comparison. We compare Ruby on Rails, a well-known server-side web application framework with other back-end frameworks including Django, Laravel and Express JS. This will assist readers in establishing key differences amongst frameworks with minimal reading.

Ruby on Rails VS Django

Ruby on RailsDjango
Model-View-Controller FrameworkModel-View-Template Framework
Object-Oriented General Purpose Programming LanguageObject-Oriented General Purpose Programming Language
Usage: Meta-programming and database backed modern web programmingUsage: Scientific programming, system administration and data manipulation
Design Philosophy: Convention over ConfigurationDesign Philosophy: Explicit is Better Than Implicit
Offers more flexibility as one feature can be achieved in different waysTighter Syntax “One obvious way to do it”
Lots of ‘magic’No magic
Steep learning curveSmall learning curve
Easier to develop and manage small projectsOverkill for small projects

Ruby on Rails VS Laravel

Ruby on RailsLaravel
Model-View-Controller FrameworkModel-View-Template Framework
Usage: Meta-programming and database backed modern web programmingUsage: Enterprise level application to small sites
Default engine is Embedded Ruby (ERB)Templating engine is Blade
Ideal for developing e-commerce solution or regular web applicationIdeal for developing an application with millions of calls per minute
Steep learning curveSmall learning curve

Ruby on Rails VS Express JS

Ruby on RailsExpress JS
Model-View-Controller FrameworkUn-opinionated Framework
Lots of packages included out of the boxMinimal packages out of the box
Default engine is Embedded Ruby (ERB)Templating engine is Jade.
Code readability is much easierHarder to figure out Express code for beginners