Node.js vs. Django vs. Play

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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 Django?

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.

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.
Why do developers choose Node.js?
Why do you like Node.js?

Why do developers choose Django?
Why do you like Django?

Why do developers choose Play?
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What are the cons of using Node.js?
Downsides of Node.js?

What are the cons of using Django?
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What are the cons of using Play?
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What companies use Node.js?
5076 companies on StackShare use Node.js
What companies use Django?
1216 companies on StackShare use Django
What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What tools integrate with Node.js?
109 tools on StackShare integrate with Node.js
What tools integrate with Django?
26 tools on StackShare integrate with Django
What tools integrate with Play?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play

What are some alternatives to Node.js, Django, and Play?

  • 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.
  • 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 v8.16.0 (LTS)
Node v11.14.0 (Current)
Node v6.17.1 (LTS)
Django 2.2 released
Django bugfix release: 2.1.8
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