Glenn Engstrand

Tag: nodejs

GraphQL vs REST

What technology stack should you use for developing high performance applications using server-side scripting in 2019? In this introductory blog and accompanying article, I compare and contrast two competing stacks, Express and JavaScript with Apollo and TypeScript. I also cover two competing API design styles, REST and GraphQL. If you are considering a change in…

Python Flask vs Node.js

Disillusioned with Java, many small startups are considering either Python or Node.js for their micro-services. This blog can help you decide which is right for you. I will explore what it is like to develop a rudimentary news feed micro-service written in version 3 of Python on Flask by comparing that experience with developing the…

Node.js vs DropWizard

I have been evaluating various Java based technologies by writing a news feed micro-service in those technologies and blogging about the Developer eXperience. In this blog, I will turn my attention to the first of many non-Java based technologies where I wrote yet another news feed micro-service implementation, this time in the Node.js programming language.…