Play vs. PurpleJS vs. Dancer



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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 PurpleJS?

PurpleJS is a simple and capable framework for creating performant web applications without leaving Javascript. It is created in Java to give the flexibility and performance Java provides. It's optional to use Java but it's required if you need to embed PurpleJS in existing applications.

What is Dancer?

Dancer is a free and open source micro web application framework written in Perl.

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

Why do developers choose PurpleJS?
Why do you like PurpleJS?

Why do developers choose Dancer?
Why do you like Dancer?

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

What are the cons of using PurpleJS?
No Cons submitted yet for PurpleJS
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What are the cons of using Dancer?
No Cons submitted yet for Dancer
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What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What companies use PurpleJS?
1 companies on StackShare use PurpleJS
What companies use Dancer?
4 companies on StackShare use Dancer
What tools integrate with Play?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play
What tools integrate with PurpleJS?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with PurpleJS
What tools integrate with Dancer?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Dancer

What are some alternatives to Play, PurpleJS, and Dancer?

  • 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

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