When comparing Beego vs FeathersJS, the Slant community recommends FeathersJS for most people. In the question“What are the best backend web frameworks?” FeathersJS is ranked 21st while Beego is ranked 23rd. The most important reason people chose FeathersJS is:
Feather can sync events happening in two different Node processes or even servers in real-time. For example: an event happens in server A, the user connected to server B is instantly notified of that event. This is done through a central Redis or Mongo collection or through a websocket libraries' clustering library.
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Pro No need to find and install external libraries
Beego is a "batteries included" web framework, which means that a lot of features already come out of the box. This way you don't have to spend time and find third-party libraries to integrate to the framework for most of the tasks you need to complete.
Pro Built-in tool which watches for changes
Beego has a built-in tool which watches the code for changes. This tool (called bee tool) can be configured to run any task once the code changes. It can run tests or reload and rebuild the whole project.
Pro Built in ORM
Beego's eloquent ORM is a simple and fast Object-Relational Mapping which helps with organizing the application's database. Beego examples and documentation all use the beego ORM. No need to learn to use and integrate another ORMs API.
Pro Auto testing
Pro Can sync events between different Node instances
Feather can sync events happening in two different Node processes or even servers in real-time. For example: an event happens in server A, the user connected to server B is instantly notified of that event.
This is done through a central Redis or Mongo collection or through a websocket libraries' clustering library.
Pro Easy REST APIs
Through services, Feathers provides instant CRUD functionality, it also can easily expose a RESTful and real-time API through HTTP/HTTPS and websockets.
Pro Can be integrated in an existing ExpressJS project
Since Feathers itself is built on top of Express (it's a thin wrapper over socket.io, primus and Express) and because of Feathers' highly modular nature, it's very easy to integrate Feathers in an existing Express project.
Pro Plug-in any feature you need
Feathers makes extensive use of modules (which are called Feathers services). These services work like ExpressJS middleware and can be used with
Services help developers keep their applications modular and as minimal as possible, without any unnecessary libraries or bloat.
Pro Support for different socket transports
FeatherJS uses primus which is a universal wrapper for real-time frameworks. Through primus you can easily choose which socket transport you want to use.
Con Very opinionated
Con Very opinionated
Con Non-idiomatic code
Con Builds may fail silently
Sometimes even though a build has failed, the pages will still render. Apparently it caches a previous build when the current one has a problem. This can be a frustrating though because it leaves you wondering why the page you are working on stopped working out of the blue.
Con Not so widely used
Could be problematic to convince the client use this framework in his/her project.
Con Not very beginner friendly
Although the documentation for Feathers is very good, it still needs some configuration in order to get Feathers up for developing something with it.