Play vs. Tornado vs. Zen Rails Base Application

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What is Play?

Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.

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.

What is Zen Rails Base Application?

Base or "skeleton" application for Ruby on Rails 5.1 projects. Built to minimize the time spent writing boilerplate code and performing repetitive setup tasks.
Why do developers choose Play?
Why do you like Play?

Why do developers choose Tornado?
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Why do developers choose Zen Rails Base Application?
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What are the cons of using Play?
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What are the cons of using Tornado?
No Cons submitted yet for Tornado
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What are the cons of using Zen Rails Base Application?
No Cons submitted yet for Zen Rails Base Application
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What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What companies use Tornado?
75 companies on StackShare use Tornado
What companies use Zen Rails Base Application?
0 companies on StackShare use Zen Rails Base Application
What tools integrate with Play?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play
What tools integrate with Tornado?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Tornado
What tools integrate with Zen Rails Base Application?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Zen Rails Base Application

What are some alternatives to Play, Tornado, and Zen Rails Base Application?

  • Node.js - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications
  • 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

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