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Unlike any other Node.js framework

AdonisJS is not yet another micro-framework or a wrapper on top of everything that already exists. Instead, we have written AdonisJS from scratch to be simple, elegant, and opinionated.

If you have worked with Rails or Laravel, you will feel right at home.

Opinionated

By embracing an opinionated framework, you cut down on decision fatigue, make it easier to hire/onboard new employees, and benefit from the collective knowledge of the community.

A true backend framework

Unfortunately, everything in the JavaScript world starts and ends with meta-frameworks. Even the frameworks that claim to be "the Rails of JavaScript" focus primarily on the frontend side of things and offer you a buffet of 3rd party services for your backend needs.

On the other hand, AdonisJS is a true backend framework offering features and APIs to build robust web applications and API servers.

Simple and Elegant

Simplicity is what everyone loves AdonisJS for. We do not lock you into a particular architectural style or go overboard with design patterns. Everything in AdonisJS has functional APIs with the option to extract logic into easy-to-test and reusable classes.

Core Team

AdonisJS is primarily maintained by Harminder Virk (the creator and the lead maintainer of the framework) along with the help of other core team members.

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Harminder Virk

Creator and lead maintainer of AdonisJS

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Romain Lanz

WebDev @volleyballworld and creator of Streali app

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Michaël Zasso

Member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee

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Julien Ripouteau

Freelancer. Creator of AdonisJS and Japa VSCode extensions

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Contributors

AdonisJS is not possible without the help and support of our outstanding contributors.

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