Node.js vs. Meteor vs. Buffalo



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What is Node.js?

Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.

What is Meteor?

A Meteor application is a mix of JavaScript that runs inside a client web browser, JavaScript that runs on the Meteor server inside a Node.js container, and all the supporting HTML fragments, CSS rules, and static assets.

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.

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Why do developers choose Node.js?
Why do you like Node.js?

Why do developers choose Meteor?
Why do you like Meteor?

Why do developers choose Buffalo?
Why do you like Buffalo?

What are the cons of using Node.js?
Downsides of Node.js?

What are the cons of using Meteor?
Downsides of Meteor?

What are the cons of using Buffalo?
No Cons submitted yet for Buffalo
Downsides of Buffalo?

How much does Node.js cost?
How much does Meteor cost?
How much does Buffalo cost?
What companies use Node.js?
4942 companies on StackShare use Node.js
What companies use Meteor?
248 companies on StackShare use Meteor
What companies use Buffalo?
2 companies on StackShare use Buffalo
What tools integrate with Node.js?
103 tools on StackShare integrate with Node.js
What tools integrate with Meteor?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Meteor
What tools integrate with Buffalo?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Buffalo

What are some alternatives to Node.js, Meteor, and Buffalo?

  • 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
  • Laravel - A PHP Framework For Web Artisans

See all alternatives to Node.js

Node v11.12.0 (Current)
Node v11.11.0 (Current)
Node v10.15.3 (LTS)
Meteor 1.8 erases the debts of 1.7
Tutorial: Two-factor authentication with Meteor and ...
Meteor 1.7 and the evergreen dream


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