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Laravel vs Node.js: What are the differences?

Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework, for development of web applications. Laravel follows the model-view architectural pattern based on Symfony. Has a plethora of features such as a modular packaging system with dedicated dependency manager, and different ways for accessing relational databases, and so on. Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment that executes JavaScript outside of a browser. It is meant for server-side scripting, i.e., running scripts server-side to produce dynamic web page content.

Decisions about Laravel and Node.js

We choose Next.js for our React framework because it's very minimal and has a very organized file structure. Also, it offers key features like zero setups, automatic server rendering and code splitting, typescript support. Our app requires some loading time to process the video, server-side rendering will allow our website to display faster than client-side rending.

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I am planning to develop project management system SAAS based. Can any one help me with selection of platforms from Django or Laravel and for database MongoDB or Firebase/Firestore or MySql? On front end I am going to use Quasar Framework (VueJS). Note : project will be Webapp, Mobile app and desktop app.

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Omran Jamal
CTO & Co-founder at Bonton Connect · | 7 upvotes · 147.4K views

We actually initially wrote a lot of networking code in Kotlin but the complexities involved prompted us to try and compile NodeJS for Android and port over all the networking logic to Node and communicate with node over the Java Native Interface.

This turned out to be a great decision considering our battery usage fell by 40% and rate of development increased by a factor of 2.

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Pros of Laravel
Pros of Node.js
  • 500
    Clean architecture
  • 359
    Growing community
  • 336
    Composer friendly
  • 312
    Open source
  • 293
    The only framework to consider for php
  • 194
    Mvc
  • 189
    Quickly develop
  • 155
    Dependency injection
  • 142
    Application architecture
  • 129
    Embraces good community packages
  • 57
    Write less, do more
  • 50
    Restful routing
  • 46
    Orm (eloquent)
  • 43
    Artisan scaffolding and migrations
  • 42
    Database migrations & seeds
  • 35
    Awesome
  • 33
    Great documentation
  • 25
    Awsome, Powerfull, Fast and Rapid
  • 25
    Promotes elegant coding
  • 24
    Build Apps faster, easier and better
  • 22
    JSON friendly
  • 21
    Most easy for me
  • 20
    Eloquent ORM
  • 20
    Easy to learn, scalability
  • 19
    Test-Driven
  • 19
    Modern PHP
  • 18
    Blade Template
  • 18
    Beautiful
  • 13
    Security
  • 11
    Clean Documentation
  • 10
    Convention over Configuration
  • 10
    Based on SOLID
  • 10
    Cool
  • 9
    Easy to attach Middleware
  • 9
    Simple
  • 8
    Fast
  • 8
    Easy to use
  • 8
    Laravel + Cassandra = Killer Framework
  • 8
    Simpler
  • 8
    Get going quickly straight out of the box. BYOKDM
  • 8
    Easy Request Validatin
  • 7
    Less dependencies
  • 7
    Simplistic , easy and faster
  • 7
    Its just wow
  • 6
    Friendly API
  • 5
    Its beautiful to code in
  • 5
    Super easy and powerful
  • 5
    Great customer support
  • 4
    Speed
  • 4
    Fast and Clarify framework
  • 4
    The only "cons" is wrong! No static method just Facades
  • 4
    Easy
  • 4
    Active Record
  • 4
    Php7
  • 3
    Laravel Mix
  • 3
    Laragon
  • 3
    Eloquent
  • 3
    Easy views handling and great ORM
  • 3
    Minimum system requirements
  • 3
    Composer
  • 2
    Intuitive usage
  • 2
    Laravel Spark
  • 2
    Laravel Passport
  • 2
    Laravel Nova
  • 2
    Laravel casher
  • 2
    Laravel Horizon and Telescope
  • 2
    Laravel Forge and Envoy
  • 2
    Ease of use
  • 2
    Cashier with Braintree and Stripe
  • 1
    Rapid development
  • 0
    Scout
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    Npm
  • 1.3K
    Javascript
  • 1.1K
    Great libraries
  • 1K
    High-performance
  • 789
    Open source
  • 477
    Great for apis
  • 467
    Asynchronous
  • 414
    Great community
  • 385
    Great for realtime apps
  • 290
    Great for command line utilities
  • 77
    Node Modules
  • 75
    Websockets
  • 65
    Uber Simple
  • 53
    Great modularity
  • 53
    Allows us to reuse code in the frontend
  • 38
    Easy to start
  • 33
    Great for Data Streaming
  • 29
    Realtime
  • 25
    Awesome
  • 23
    Non blocking IO
  • 16
    Can be used as a proxy
  • 15
    High performance, open source, scalable
  • 14
    Non-blocking and modular
  • 13
    Easy and Fun
  • 12
    Same lang as AngularJS
  • 11
    Easy and powerful
  • 10
    Future of BackEnd
  • 9
    Fast
  • 8
    Cross platform
  • 8
    Scalability
  • 6
    Mean Stack
  • 6
    Fullstack
  • 6
    Simple
  • 5
    Easy concurrency
  • 5
    Great for webapps
  • 4
    Easy to use and fast and goes well with JSONdb's
  • 4
    Friendly
  • 4
    React
  • 4
    Fast, simple code and async
  • 4
    Typescript
  • 3
    Its amazingly fast and scalable
  • 3
    Isomorphic coolness
  • 3
    Great speed
  • 3
    Scalable
  • 3
    Control everything
  • 3
    Fast development
  • 2
    One language, end-to-end
  • 2
    Scales, fast, simple, great community, npm, express
  • 2
    TypeScript Support
  • 2
    Easy to learn
  • 2
    Easy to use
  • 2
    It's fast
  • 2
    Less boilerplate code
  • 2
    Blazing fast
  • 2
    Not Python
  • 2
    Performant and fast prototyping
  • 2
    Sooper easy for the Backend connectivity
  • 2
    Great community
  • 1
    Easy
  • 1
    Lovely
  • 0
    Event Driven
  • 0
    Javascript2

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Cons of Laravel
Cons of Node.js
  • 38
    PHP
  • 26
    Too many dependency
  • 19
    Slower than the other two
  • 15
    A lot of static method calls for convenience
  • 13
    Too many include
  • 10
    Heavy
  • 7
    Bloated
  • 6
    Laravel
  • 5
    Confusing
  • 4
    Does not work well for file uploads in Shared Hosting
  • 3
    Too underrated
  • 2
    Not fast with MongoDB
  • 1
    Difficult to learn
  • 1
    Not using SOLID principles
  • 46
    Bound to a single CPU
  • 37
    New framework every day
  • 33
    Lots of terrible examples on the internet
  • 28
    Asynchronous programming is the worst
  • 22
    Callback
  • 16
    Javascript
  • 11
    Dependency based on GitHub
  • 10
    Dependency hell
  • 10
    Low computational power
  • 7
    Can block whole server easily
  • 6
    Callback functions may not fire on expected sequence
  • 6
    Very very Slow
  • 3
    Unneeded over complication
  • 3
    Breaking updates
  • 3
    Unstable
  • 1
    No standard approach

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What is 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.

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.

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