Node.js vs. Rails vs. Grails

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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 Rails?

Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.

What is Grails?

Grails is a framework used to build web applications with the Groovy programming language. The core framework is very extensible and there are numerous plugins available that provide easy integration of add-on features.
Why do developers choose Node.js?
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Why do developers choose Rails?
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Why do developers choose Grails?
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What are the cons of using Node.js?
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What are the cons of using Rails?
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What are the cons of using Grails?
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What companies use Node.js?
4951 companies on StackShare use Node.js
What companies use Rails?
2723 companies on StackShare use Rails
What companies use Grails?
55 companies on StackShare use Grails
What tools integrate with Node.js?
103 tools on StackShare integrate with Node.js
What tools integrate with Rails?
38 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails
What tools integrate with Grails?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Grails

What are some alternatives to Node.js, Rails, and Grails?

  • 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
  • .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 v11.12.0 (Current)
Node v11.11.0 (Current)
Node v10.15.3 (LTS)
Security fixes, bulk insert and upsert, seeds replan...
Rails 4.2.11.1, 5.0.7.2, 5.1.6.2, 5.2.2.1, and 6.0.0...
reselect, negative enum scopes and more!


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