Node.js vs. CakePHP vs. Zend Framework

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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 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.

What is Zend Framework?

Zend Framework 2 is an open source framework for developing web applications and services using PHP 5.3+. Zend Framework 2 uses 100% object-oriented code and utilises most of the new features of PHP 5.3, namely namespaces, late static binding, lambda functions and closures.

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Why do developers choose Node.js?
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Why do developers choose CakePHP?
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Why do developers choose Zend Framework?
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What are the cons of using Node.js?
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How much does Node.js cost?
How much does CakePHP cost?
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What companies use Node.js?
4954 companies on StackShare use Node.js
What companies use CakePHP?
84 companies on StackShare use CakePHP
What companies use Zend Framework?
48 companies on StackShare use Zend Framework
What tools integrate with Node.js?
105 tools on StackShare integrate with Node.js
What tools integrate with CakePHP?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with CakePHP
What tools integrate with Zend Framework?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Zend Framework

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

  • 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)


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