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Discussion on: Best Back-end Web Development Frameworks

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Kasun Vithanage

I think what you point out is correct. Often I've find its extremely difficult manage pure Express based projects. NestJS is a clear winner here.

But I disagree on Express being a garbage library. Its very un-opiniated and allows developers to build anything on top of it, I don't see it as a garbage. Its good enough.

Also NestJS uses Express as an http adapter(default one unless you install Fastify Adapter).

Ultimately I agree on using Nest over Express as it is batteries included. Sorry for the previous misunderstanding.