Cowboy vs Pow: What are the differences?
Cowboy: Small, fast, modular HTTP server written in Erlang. Cowboy aims to provide a complete HTTP stack in a small code base. It is optimized for low latency and low memory usage, in part because it uses binary strings. Cowboy provides routing capabilities, selectively dispatching requests to handlers written in Erlang; Pow: Zero-configuration Rack server for Mac OS X. Pow is a zero-configuration Rack server for Mac OS X. It makes developing Rails and Rack applications as frictionless as possible. You can install it in ten seconds and have your first app up and running in under a minute. No mucking around with /etc/hosts, no compiling Apache modules, no editing configuration files or installing preference panes. And running multiple apps with multiple versions of Ruby is trivial.
Cowboy and Pow belong to "Web Servers" category of the tech stack.
Cowboy and Pow are both open source tools. Cowboy with 5.59K GitHub stars and 999 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Pow with 3.47K GitHub stars and 259 GitHub forks.
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What is Pow?
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Why do developers choose Pow?
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What tools integrate with Cowboy?
Pow is what we use for development on our local machines. It's easy to setup, and easy to maintain since it also eliminates the need for maintaining a /etc/hosts file.