Node.js vs. Play vs. Escher

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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 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 Escher?

A web server for 2016. Escher's built-in web server allows you to create interactive UIs with very little code. It takes care of messaging between Julia and the browser under-the-hood. It can also hot-load code: you can see your UI evolve as you save your changes to it.
Why do developers choose Node.js?
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Why do developers choose Play?
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Why do developers choose Escher?
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What are the cons of using Node.js?
Downsides of Node.js?

What are the cons of using Play?
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What are the cons of using Escher?
No Cons submitted yet for Escher
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What companies use Node.js?
5088 companies on StackShare use Node.js
What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What companies use Escher?
0 companies on StackShare use Escher
What tools integrate with Node.js?
109 tools on StackShare integrate with Node.js
What tools integrate with Play?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play
What tools integrate with Escher?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Escher

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

  • 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 v12.0.0 (Current)
Node v8.16.0 (LTS)
Node v11.14.0 (Current)


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