Play vs. Buffalo vs. Blade

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What is Play?

Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.

What is Buffalo?

Buffalo is Go web framework. Yeah, I hate the word "framework" too! Buffalo is different though. Buffalo doesn't want to re-invent wheels like routing and templating. Buffalo is glue that wraps all of the best packages available and makes them all play nicely together.

What is Blade?

Blade is a lightweight MVC framework. It is based on the principles of simplicity and elegance.
Why do developers choose Play?
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Why do developers choose Buffalo?
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Why do developers choose Blade?
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What are the cons of using Play?
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What are the cons of using Buffalo?
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What are the cons of using Blade?
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What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What companies use Buffalo?
2 companies on StackShare use Buffalo
What companies use Blade?
2 companies on StackShare use Blade
What tools integrate with Play?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play
What tools integrate with Buffalo?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Buffalo
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Play, Buffalo, and Blade?

  • Node.js - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications
  • Rails - Web development that doesn't hurt
  • Android SDK - The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
  • Django - The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

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