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io.js vs Play: What are the differences?

What is io.js? A friendly fork of Node.js with an open governance model. io.js is a JavaScript platform built on Chrome's V8 runtime. This project began as a fork of Joyent's Node.js and is compatible with the npm ecosystem.

What is Play? The High Velocity Web Framework For Java and Scala. 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.

io.js and Play can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Compatible with NPM" is the top reason why over 6 developers like io.js, while over 73 developers mention "Scala" as the leading cause for choosing Play.

Play is an open source tool with 11.2K GitHub stars and 3.77K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Play's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Play has a broader approval, being mentioned in 112 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to io.js, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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What is io.js?

io.js is a JavaScript platform built on Chrome's V8 runtime. This project began as a fork of Joyent's Node.js and is compatible with the npm ecosystem.

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.
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    Decisions about io.js and Play
    Alex A
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    Grails
    Grails
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    Play
    Scala
    Scala
    Groovy
    Groovy
    Gradle
    Gradle

    Some may wonder why did we choose Grails ? Really good question :) We spent quite some time to evaluate what framework to go with and the battle was between Play Scala and Grails ( Groovy ). We have enough experience with both and, to be honest, I absolutely in love with Scala; however, the tipping point for us was the potential speed of development. Grails allows much faster development pace than Play , and as of right now this is the most important parameter. We might convert later though. Also, worth mentioning, by default Grails comes with Gradle as a build tool, so why change?

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    datapile uses PlayPlay

    Play is a central framework/component/library (not sure what to call things these days) in Scala. We <3 Scala, and therefore we <3 Play.

    Play is on of several frameworks we are prototyping and vetting for various public-facing websites, and may ultimately be the framework behind the main datapile.io website.

    Avatar of Stanislaus Madueke
    Stanislaus Madueke uses PlayPlay

    I used Play to build a configuration UI for the service, which let you create and manage the menus (a hierarchical tree of options and actions).

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    Ascendify uses PlayPlay

    Moving some micro services to Play Framework with Scala

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    papaver uses PlayPlay

    used play at talenthouse. uber powerful backend.

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    Jovi Kao uses PlayPlay

    API server framework

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