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GraPHP vs Meteor: What are the differences?

GraPHP: A PHP graph DB web framework *. The goal of this project is to build a lightweight web framework with a graph DB abstraction. It should be very easy to create the graph schema with no knowledge of of how the data is stored. Also, the schema should be incredibly flexible so you should never need migrations when adding new models (nodes), connections (edges), or data that lives in nodes; *Meteor:** An ultra-simple, database-everywhere, data-on-the-wire, pure-Javascript web framework. A Meteor application is a mix of JavaScript that runs inside a client web browser, JavaScript that runs on the Meteor server inside a Node.js container, and all the supporting HTML fragments, CSS rules, and static assets.

GraPHP and Meteor belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by GraPHP are:

  • Full MVC. Zero boilerplate controllers, models, and views.
  • Models are your schema. Defining data is up to you (but not required).
  • No migrations. Team members can add new models independently without conflicts

On the other hand, Meteor provides the following key features:

  • Pure JavaScript
  • Live page updates
  • Clean, powerful data synchronization

GraPHP and Meteor are both open source tools. It seems that Meteor with 41.2K GitHub stars and 5.03K forks on GitHub has more adoption than GraPHP with 135 GitHub stars and 5 GitHub forks.

What is GraPHP?

The goal of this project is to build a lightweight web framework with a graph DB abstraction. It should be very easy to create the graph schema with no knowledge of of how the data is stored. Also, the schema should be incredibly flexible so you should never need migrations when adding new models (nodes), connections (edges), or data that lives in nodes.

What is Meteor?

A Meteor application is a mix of JavaScript that runs inside a client web browser, JavaScript that runs on the Meteor server inside a Node.js container, and all the supporting HTML fragments, CSS rules, and static assets.
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        What are some alternatives to GraPHP and Meteor?
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        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.
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        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.
        Django
        Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
        Laravel
        It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
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        Decisions about GraPHP and Meteor
        Node.js
        Node.js
        Meteor
        Meteor

        Mixmax was originally built using Meteor as a single monolithic app. As more users began to onboard, we started noticing scaling issues, and so we broke out our first microservice: our Compose service, for writing emails and Sequences, was born as a Node.js service. Soon after that, we broke out all recipient searching and storage functionality to another Node.js microservice, our Contacts service. This practice of breaking out microservices in order to help our system more appropriately scale, by being more explicit about each microservice鈥檚 responsibilities, continued as we broke out numerous more microservices.

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        AWS Elastic Beanstalk
        AWS Elastic Beanstalk
        AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
        AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
        nginx
        nginx
        Go
        Go
        Amazon EC2
        Amazon EC2
        Node.js
        Node.js
        Meteor
        Meteor
        Mixmax
        Mixmax

        As Mixmax began to scale super quickly, with more and more customers joining the platform, we started to see that the Meteor app was still having a lot of trouble scaling due to how it tried to provide its reactivity layer. To be honest, this led to a brutal summer of playing Galaxy container whack-a-mole as containers would saturate their CPU and become unresponsive. I鈥檒l never forget hacking away at building a new microservice to relieve the load on the system so that we鈥檇 stop getting paged every 30-40 minutes. Luckily, we鈥檝e never had to do that again! After stabilizing the system, we had to build out two more microservices to provide the necessary reactivity and authentication layers as we rebuilt our Meteor app from the ground up in Node.js. This also had the added benefit of being able to deploy the entire application in the same AWS VPCs. Thankfully, AWS had also released their ALB product so that we didn鈥檛 have to build and maintain our own websocket layer in Amazon EC2. All of our microservices, except for one special Go one, are now in Node with an nginx frontend on each instance, all behind AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) or ALBs running in AWS Elastic Beanstalk.

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        Reviews of GraPHP and Meteor
        Avatar of MichelFloyd
        Founder at cloak.ly
        Review ofMeteorMeteor

        I discovered Meteor thanks to my daughter who used it for a project at MIT. I was amazed at how much she had built in such a short time. I had also been trying to figure out how to build a browser-based crypto app so I jumped into Meteor and had an MVP for cloak.ly in a few short months starting from nothing. Learning Meteor really alters what you perceive as easy and difficult in full-stack development. It has an amazing ability to simplify your thinking and your code. Community support in terms of packages is outstanding as well which saves tremendous time. The quality of the software is outstanding with very few regressions cropping up during their frequent releases.

        Being at the bleeding edge of the js community does have its downsides however. While early Meteor (with Blaze/handlebars templates) was exceedingly simple, Meteor have had to introduce support for both angular and react. In combination with the move to ECMAscript this has resulted in a lot of work for developers to just keep up with the evolution of the platform. Someone who was an expert 6 months ago might quickly find themselves being a newb again. If you're someone who doesn't like change you may want to stick to jQuery.

        Living in the bay area I have the luxury of being able to attend Meteor events frequently. Having met many members of the MDG team, I have tremendous confidence in the future of the platform. This is a very solid group with a rare combination of broad vision and excellent execution.

        Review ofMeteorMeteor

        Meteor is my favorite framework. It makes everything fun. Syncing data across devices is really easy and you don't have to mess around with sockets at all. You can insert data into the database on the client. There's tons of security options. There's over 3000 packages on the packaging system. Instant iOS and Android apps. Amazing, reactive routing. Free hosting. Easy deployment with Meteor Up. What's not to like?

        Review ofMeteorMeteor

        Meteor is so powerful and flexible. I love it. In the near future, it will be the top-used framework.

        Review ofMeteorMeteor

        We have gone "all in" on Meteor and I recommend you do to.

        How developers use GraPHP and Meteor
        Avatar of cloak.ly
        cloak.ly uses MeteorMeteor

        Without Meteor cloak.ly could not have been built as quickly by such a small team. Meteor was instrumental to getting an MVP up quickly and dealing with the complexities of browser-based encryption.

        Avatar of ShareThis
        ShareThis uses MeteorMeteor

        Built on Node.js, Meteor's real time reactivity and its wide package ecosystem allows us to quickly prototype and build apps in a lean way

        Avatar of Giftstarter
        Giftstarter uses MeteorMeteor

        We would like to make magic with Meteor for the future of GiftStarter.

        Avatar of Hooked
        Hooked uses MeteorMeteor

        Hooked is built with Meteor as the primary application framework.

        Avatar of IVS
        IVS uses MeteorMeteor

        Typical buzz tech. Nothing practical in here.

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