Node.js vs. Rails vs. CakePHP

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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 Rails?

Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.

What is CakePHP?

CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster, while requiring less code. A modern PHP 7 framework offering a flexible database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system.
Why do developers choose Node.js?
Why do you like Node.js?

Why do developers choose Rails?
Why do you like Rails?

Why do developers choose CakePHP?
Why do you like CakePHP?

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

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

What are the cons of using CakePHP?
No Cons submitted yet for CakePHP
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How much does Node.js cost?
How much does Rails cost?
How much does CakePHP cost?
CakePHP Pricing
What companies use Node.js?
4952 companies on StackShare use Node.js
What companies use Rails?
2723 companies on StackShare use Rails
What companies use CakePHP?
83 companies on StackShare use CakePHP
What tools integrate with Node.js?
105 tools on StackShare integrate with Node.js
What tools integrate with Rails?
39 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails
What tools integrate with CakePHP?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with CakePHP

What are some alternatives to Node.js, Rails, and CakePHP?

  • 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
  • .NET - .NET is a free, cross-platform, open source developer platform for building many different types of applications.

See all alternatives to Node.js

Node v11.12.0 (Current)
Node v11.11.0 (Current)
Node v10.15.3 (LTS)
Security fixes, bulk insert and upsert, seeds replan...
Rails 4.2.11.1, 5.0.7.2, 5.1.6.2, 5.2.2.1, and 6.0.0...
reselect, negative enum scopes and more!


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