MEAN vs. Martini vs. Finatra

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What is MEAN?

MEAN (Mongo, Express, Angular, Node) is a boilerplate that provides a nice starting point for MongoDB, Node.js, Express, and AngularJS based applications. It is designed to give you a quick and organized way to start developing MEAN based web apps with useful modules like Mongoose and Passport pre-bundled and configured.

What is Martini?

Martini is a powerful package for quickly writing modular web applications/services in Golang.

What is Finatra?

At Twitter, Finagle provides the building blocks for most of the code written on the JVM. It has long-served as Twitter's extensible, protocol-agnostic, highly-scalable RPC framework.
Why do developers choose MEAN?
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Why do developers choose Martini?
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Why do developers choose Finatra?
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What are the cons of using MEAN?
No Cons submitted yet for MEAN
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What are the cons of using Martini?
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What are the cons of using Finatra?
No Cons submitted yet for Finatra
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What companies use MEAN?
54 companies on StackShare use MEAN
What companies use Martini?
9 companies on StackShare use Martini
What companies use Finatra?
5 companies on StackShare use Finatra
What tools integrate with MEAN?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with MEAN
What tools integrate with Martini?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Martini
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to MEAN, Martini, and Finatra?

  • 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

See all alternatives to MEAN

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