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MEAN vs Tornado: What are the differences?

What is MEAN? A Simple, Scalable and Easy starting point for full stack javascript web development. 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 Tornado? A Python web framework and asynchronous networking library, originally developed at FriendFeed. By using non-blocking network I/O, Tornado can scale to tens of thousands of open connections, making it ideal for long polling, WebSockets, and other applications that require a long-lived connection to each user.

MEAN and Tornado can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Javascript" is the primary reason why developers consider MEAN over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Tornado.

MEAN and Tornado are both open source tools. Tornado with 18K GitHub stars and 4.98K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than MEAN with 11.8K GitHub stars and 3.57K GitHub forks.

Facebook, TravelPerk, and Zalando are some of the popular companies that use Tornado, whereas MEAN is used by Accenture, Vungle, and AngularClass. Tornado has a broader approval, being mentioned in 69 company stacks & 16 developers stacks; compared to MEAN, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.

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 Tornado?

By using non-blocking network I/O, Tornado can scale to tens of thousands of open connections, making it ideal for long polling, WebSockets, and other applications that require a long-lived connection to each user.

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      Avatar of AlmogBaku
      Cofounder & CTO at Rimoto
      Review ofMEANMEAN

      I found mean.io just smooth, fun, orginized and just work out-of-the-box.

      How developers use MEAN and Tornado
      Avatar of datapile
      datapile uses MEANMEAN

      MongoDB is a solid NoSQL store. Angular.js is being vetted as a potential front-end framework for the website (though it may ultimately not be used for the non-app site). Everything is running on node.js and hosted via an Express.js web server (though we are looking into Koa.js as it is the official successor to Express.js)

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      SpreadServe uses TornadoTornado

      SpreadServe's RealTimeWebServer is built in Tornado. Spreadsheets loaded into SpreadServeEngine instances are projected into browsers using Tornado. Server side recalcs are pushed to the browser using web sockets.

      Avatar of Christian Bryant
      Christian Bryant uses MEANMEAN

      FULL STACK ( preferred if;at all possible! ). Any "NEW" project (all me) I am tasked with I try to sketch it out with MEAN in mind first and then will tweak or stray from the 'plan' when necessary

      Avatar of papaver
      papaver uses TornadoTornado

      setup an api for a client with tornado backend. incredibly fast and lightweight. unfortunately breaks down when using third party libraries which block internally.

      Avatar of Banyan
      Banyan uses TornadoTornado

      Tornado with Async/Await coroutines provided in Python 3.5 make up for an excellent stack for a micro-service.

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      Khalid Garner uses MEANMEAN

      Mongo for nosql, express server angular front end and node packages

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      clonn uses MEANMEAN

      light weight

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