Pow vs Puma: What are the differences?
What is Pow? Zero-configuration Rack server for Mac OS X. Pow is a zero-configuration Rack server for Mac OS X. It makes developing Rails and Rack applications as frictionless as possible. You can install it in ten seconds and have your first app up and running in under a minute. No mucking around with /etc/hosts, no compiling Apache modules, no editing configuration files or installing preference panes. And running multiple apps with multiple versions of Ruby is trivial.
What is Puma? A Modern, Concurrent Web Server for Ruby. Unlike other Ruby Webservers, Puma was built for speed and parallelism. Puma is a small library that provides a very fast and concurrent HTTP 1.1 server for Ruby web applications.
Pow and Puma can be categorized as "Web Servers" tools.
Pow and Puma are both open source tools. It seems that Puma with 5.73K GitHub stars and 974 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Pow with 3.47K GitHub stars and 258 GitHub forks.
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Pow is what we use for development on our local machines. It's easy to setup, and easy to maintain since it also eliminates the need for maintaining a /etc/hosts file.