Top 5 backend frameworks

by Solomon Eseme


Updated Mon Apr 24 2023

Top 5 backend frameworks

Hey guys, so am super excited today to share with you my top 5 “backend frameworks” as a backend developer you can start learning now or even in the future to come.

As you also know, I discuss and write articles mainly about backend developments, so in this article am going to show my top 5 “backend frameworks” based on my personal research and experiences.

  1. Laravel
  2. Express
  3. Spring
  4. Django
  5. Core

Am going to explain the “backend frameworks” from the bottom-top approach.


ASP .NET Core is a lean and composable framework for building web and cloud applications. ASP .NET Core is fully open-source and available on GitHub it includes the latest features and innovations in MVC.

Its also a significant redesign of ASP .NET, This framework is very popular amount enterprises and companies who use the C# and windows products.

So learning ASP .NET Core now is very relevant and definitely worth the time.


Django is a high — level python web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design, built by experienced developers, it takes care of much of the hassle of web development, so you can focus on writing your application without needing to reinvent the wheel.

Python which happens to be the easiest programming language to learn has been getting lots of traction, becoming the most popular and in-demand language after JavaScript in some cases recently, therefore, making Django a good sort after skills in the web industry.


The spring framework is an application framework and inversion of control container for the java platform.

The framework’s core features can be used by any java application. Although the framework does not impose any specific programming model, it has become popular in the Java community.

Because of the popularity of Java as a programming language and the number of devices that run it, it makes Spring framework very popular among the Java Enterprises community.

So if you are a Java developer learning the Spring framework is a plus to your career.


Express is a web application framework for NodeJS. It is designed for building web applications and APIs.

Because of the current rise of JavaScript and the trending nature of NodeJS (a JavaScript run-time environment).

Express has become a very popular and high demand skill as a backend developer.


Laravel is a PHP framework for web artisans. It’s a free, open-source PHP framework intended for the development of web applications following the MVC pattern and based on Symfony.

We all know that PHP powers about 78.9% of all websites on the web, so the PHP programming language is vastly used for both enterprise and start-up web apps.

By the way, if you’re just STARTING out with Laravel, I have created a Complete Laravel Guide just for you.

It’s also the most preferred language for startups, these statistics make Laravel even more popular and eventually the best backend framework to learn as a backend developer in my opinion.


Thanks for reading my top 5 backend frameworks that you can learn now or in the future.

Everything I have listed above is from my personal experience.

So those are my top 5 backend frameworks. This list is not complete until you add or remove from it. So let me hear your thought in the comment section below.

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