Node.js vs. Rails vs. Meteor



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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 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 Meteor?

A Meteor application is a mix of JavaScript that runs inside a client web browser, JavaScript that runs on the Meteor server inside a Node.js container, and all the supporting HTML fragments, CSS rules, and static assets.

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Why do developers choose Node.js?
Why do you like Node.js?

Why do developers choose Rails?
Why do you like Rails?

Why do developers choose Meteor?
Why do you like Meteor?

What are the cons of using Node.js?
Downsides of Node.js?

What are the cons of using Rails?
Downsides of Rails?

What are the cons of using Meteor?
Downsides of Meteor?

How much does Node.js cost?
How much does Rails cost?
How much does Meteor cost?
What companies use Node.js?
4951 companies on StackShare use Node.js
What companies use Rails?
2723 companies on StackShare use Rails
What companies use Meteor?
248 companies on StackShare use Meteor
What tools integrate with Node.js?
103 tools on StackShare integrate with Node.js
What tools integrate with Rails?
38 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails
What tools integrate with Meteor?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Meteor

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

  • 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.

See all alternatives to Node.js

Node v11.12.0 (Current)
Node v11.11.0 (Current)
Node v10.15.3 (LTS)
Security fixes, bulk insert and upsert, seeds replan...
Rails 4.2.11.1, 5.0.7.2, 5.1.6.2, 5.2.2.1, and 6.0.0...
reselect, negative enum scopes and more!
Meteor 1.8 erases the debts of 1.7
Tutorial: Two-factor authentication with Meteor and ...
Meteor 1.7 and the evergreen dream


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