Rails vs. MEAN vs. Lift Framework

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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 Lift Framework?

Lift creates abstractions that allow easier expression of business logic and then maps those abstractions to HTTP and HTML. This approach differs from traditional web frameworks which build abstractions on top of HTTP and HTML and require the developer to bridge between common business logic patterns and the underlying protocol.
Why do developers choose Rails?
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Why do developers choose MEAN?
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Why do developers choose Lift Framework?
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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 Lift Framework?
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What companies use Rails?
2723 companies on StackShare use Rails
What companies use MEAN?
54 companies on StackShare use MEAN
What companies use Lift Framework?
2 companies on StackShare use Lift Framework
What tools integrate with Rails?
39 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails
What tools integrate with MEAN?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with MEAN
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Rails, MEAN, and Lift Framework?

  • 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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