Sapling – Node.js framework for light web development



Sapling is a Node.js framework for building websites, web apps and APIs as fast as you can imagine them. With unrivalled speed of development, you can prototype quickly, iterate with ease, and deploy the same day. Zero code, zero config – unless you want to. And what’s more, it comes with all the SaaS features you never want to write, all built-in.


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Quick installation

Make sure you have Node.js 12 or later.
Run npm i -g @sapling/cli && sapling create


@sapling/cliCommand Line Interface for creating and managing Sapling projects.
@sapling/vue-componentsAssortment of optional unopinionated semi-automatic frontend Vue components for common UI tasks.
@sapling/db-driver-mongodbSupport for MongoDB databases.
@sapling/render-driver-nunjucksSupport for Nunjucks templating engine.

Questions & Issues

Bug reports, feature requests and support queries can be filed as issues on GitHub. Please use the templates provided and fill in all the requested details.


Detailed changes for each release are documented in the release notes.


Mozilla Public License 2.0

Originally adapted from “Sproute” by Louis Stowasser.