Node.js vs. Java



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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 Java?

Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!

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Pros

Why do developers choose Node.js?
Why do you like Node.js?

Why do developers choose Java?
Why do you like Java?

Cons

What are the cons of using Node.js?
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What are the cons of using Java?
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Companies

What companies use Node.js?
4622 companies on StackShare use Node.js
What companies use Java?
2782 companies on StackShare use Java

Integrations

What tools integrate with Node.js?
95 tools on StackShare integrate with Node.js
What tools integrate with Java?
64 tools on StackShare integrate with Java

What are some alternatives to Node.js and Java?

  • 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
  • Laravel - A PHP Framework For Web Artisans

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