Play vs. Tornado vs. Buffalo

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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 Tornado?

By using non-blocking network I/O, Tornado can scale to tens of thousands of open connections, making it ideal for long polling, WebSockets, and other applications that require a long-lived connection to each user.

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.
Why do developers choose Play?
Why do you like Play?

Why do developers choose Tornado?
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Why do developers choose Buffalo?
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What are the cons of using Play?
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What are the cons of using Tornado?
No Cons submitted yet for Tornado
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What are the cons of using Buffalo?
No Cons submitted yet for Buffalo
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What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What companies use Tornado?
75 companies on StackShare use Tornado
What companies use Buffalo?
2 companies on StackShare use Buffalo
What tools integrate with Play?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play
What tools integrate with Tornado?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Tornado
What tools integrate with Buffalo?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Buffalo

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

  • 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

See all alternatives to Play



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