Node.js vs. MEAN vs. Volt

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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 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 Volt?

Volt is a ruby web framework where your ruby code runs on both the server and the client (via opal.) The DOM automatically update as the user interacts with the page. Page state can be stored in the URL, if the user hits a URL directly, the HTML will first be rendered on the server for faster load times and easier indexing by search engines.

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Why do developers choose Node.js?
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Why do developers choose MEAN?
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Why do developers choose Volt?
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What are the cons of using Node.js?
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What are the cons of using MEAN?
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What are the cons of using Volt?
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What companies use Node.js?
4954 companies on StackShare use Node.js
What companies use MEAN?
54 companies on StackShare use MEAN
What companies use Volt?
3 companies on StackShare use Volt
What tools integrate with Node.js?
105 tools on StackShare integrate with Node.js
What tools integrate with MEAN?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with MEAN
What tools integrate with Volt?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Volt

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

  • 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

See all alternatives to Node.js

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