Play vs. MEAN vs. Iris



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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 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 Iris?

The fastest web framework for Go.

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Why do developers choose Play?
Why do you like Play?

Why do developers choose MEAN?
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Why do developers choose Iris?
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What are the cons of using Play?
Downsides of Play?

What are the cons of using MEAN?
No Cons submitted yet for MEAN
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What are the cons of using Iris?
No Cons submitted yet for Iris
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What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What companies use MEAN?
54 companies on StackShare use MEAN
What companies use Iris?
1 companies on StackShare use Iris
What tools integrate with Play?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play
What tools integrate with MEAN?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with MEAN
What tools integrate with Iris?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Iris

What are some alternatives to Play, MEAN, and Iris?

  • 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

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