Node.js vs. Rails vs. MEAN



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Description

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 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.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Rails?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Node.js?
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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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Companies

What companies use Node.js?
4708 companies on StackShare use Node.js
What companies use Rails?
2667 companies on StackShare use Rails
What companies use MEAN?
54 companies on StackShare use MEAN

Integrations

What tools integrate with Node.js?
95 tools on StackShare integrate with Node.js
What tools integrate with Rails?
38 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails
What tools integrate with MEAN?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with MEAN

What are some alternatives to Node.js, Rails, and MEAN?

  • 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
  • .NET - .NET is a free, cross-platform, open source developer platform for building many different types of applications.

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