Node.js vs. Polymer



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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 Polymer?

Polymer is a new type of library for the web, designed to leverage the existing browser infrastructure to provide the encapsulation and extendability currently only available in JS libraries. Polymer is based on a set of future technologies, including Shadow DOM, Custom Elements and Model Driven Views. Currently these technologies are implemented as polyfills or shims, but as browsers adopt these features natively, the platform code that drives Polymer evacipates, leaving only the value-adds.

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Pros

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

Why do developers choose Polymer?
Why do you like Polymer?

Cons

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

What are the cons of using Polymer?
No Cons submitted yet for Polymer
Downsides of Polymer?

Companies

What companies use Node.js?
4622 companies on StackShare use Node.js
What companies use Polymer?
51 companies on StackShare use Polymer

Integrations

What tools integrate with Node.js?
95 tools on StackShare integrate with Node.js
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What are some alternatives to Node.js and Polymer?

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  • Laravel - A PHP Framework For Web Artisans

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