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Is Fastify really better than other libraries like express as it claims?
It claims that it's way faster than express

(Thinking about switching my express server to Fastify)

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  • 1
    Leaving a dot for nestjs
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    From a performance perspective, very little is worse than express.
  • 0
    Express is a google’s failed attempt to take over everything. You know, the usual. It has no advantages over other js solutions except for its maturity, there is a lot of stuff written specifically for express
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    @uyouthe
    You mean node? Express is openjs.
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    @SortOfTested who’s the author? Mr hivemind who always codes flawlessly but in different formatting style from the same account. The one who goes “farewell nodejs” when exposed and switches to go, the google’s n+1 attempt to take over everything. Yes, it’s TJ.
  • 0
    @uyouthe I didn't know express was written by google devs.
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    @unicorndev it’s not proven though
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    @uyouthe
    I agree the framework is garbage, but it's also been quite awhile since he had anything to do with it. He left in the middle of the strongloop/IBM bullshit. Doug Wilson has been the maintainer for awhile now.
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    @SortOfTested I know and Doug did more than tj but tj established what express is and it has been conceptually the same since
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    @uyouthe
    I usually just lean into the fact it's just a sloppy wrapper around node's http server, and that anyone still using it either doesn't know any better, or works for IBM and needs copy pasta incantations to do their job. Most people don't even know who TJ is.
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    @SortOfTested a sloppy wrapper but the one created by google. People don’t know tj but that doesn’t mean that the origins and intentions of express and other stuff like superagent and stylus are different
  • 0
    No need to go to fastify.
    Check these:
    NestJS, loopback, adonisjs, hapi, sails, backbone, knockout.

    I am sure they are all better than express and fastify conbined
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    Why do people need this fast servers? One db query / remote api and it doesn't matter anymore
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    @Mb3gr
    That's a pretty nice legacy tech stack you've got there 👀
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