Rails vs. MEAN vs. Kohana

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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 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 Kohana?

Kohana is an elegant, open source, and object oriented HMVC framework built using PHP5, by a team of volunteers. It aims to be swift, secure, and small.

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Why do developers choose Rails?
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Why do developers choose MEAN?
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Why do developers choose Kohana?
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What are the cons of using Rails?
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What are the cons of using MEAN?
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What are the cons of using Kohana?
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What companies use Rails?
2725 companies on StackShare use Rails
What companies use MEAN?
54 companies on StackShare use MEAN
What companies use Kohana?
9 companies on StackShare use Kohana
What tools integrate with Rails?
39 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails
What tools integrate with MEAN?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with MEAN
What tools integrate with Kohana?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Kohana

What are some alternatives to Rails, MEAN, and Kohana?

  • Node.js - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications
  • 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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