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Alternatives to Swoole

Node.js, NGINX, ReactPHP, PHP-FPM, and Golang are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Swoole.
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What is Swoole and what are its top alternatives?

It is an open source high-performance network framework using an event-driven, asynchronous, non-blocking I/O model which makes it scalable and efficient.
Swoole is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.
Swoole is an open source tool with 17.4K GitHub stars and 3.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Swoole's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Swoole

  • Node.js
    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. ...

  • NGINX
    NGINX

    nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018. ...

  • ReactPHP
    ReactPHP

    Aa low-level library for event-driven programming in PHP. At its core is an event loop, on top of which it provides low-level utilities ...

  • PHP-FPM
    PHP-FPM

    It is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. It includes Adaptive process spawning, Advanced process management with graceful stop/start, Emergency restart in case of accidental opcode cache destruction etc. ...

  • Golang
    Golang

    Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language. ...

  • Ratchet
    Ratchet

    Made by the creators of Twitter Bootstrap, Ratchet is a library that allows you to build mobile apps with simple HTML, CSS, and JS components. ...

  • Laravel
    Laravel

    It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching. ...

  • Apache HTTP Server
    Apache HTTP Server

    The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet. ...

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Node.js

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    Javascript
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    Great libraries
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    High-performance
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    Open source
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    Great for apis
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    Asynchronous
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    Great community
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    Great for realtime apps
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    Great for command line utilities
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    Websockets
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    Node Modules
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    Uber Simple
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    Great modularity
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    Allows us to reuse code in the frontend
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    Easy to start
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    Great for Data Streaming
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    Realtime
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    Awesome
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    Non blocking IO
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    Can be used as a proxy
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    High performance, open source, scalable
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    Non-blocking and modular
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    Easy and Fun
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    Easy and powerful
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    Future of BackEnd
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    Same lang as AngularJS
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    Fullstack
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    Fast
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    Cross platform
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    Scalability
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    Simple
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    Mean Stack
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    Easy concurrency
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    Great for webapps
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    React
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    Fast, simple code and async
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    Friendly
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    Typescript
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    Great speed
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    Fast development
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    Its amazingly fast and scalable
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    Control everything
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    Scalable
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    Easy to use and fast and goes well with JSONdb's
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    It's fast
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    Easy to use
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    Isomorphic coolness
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    Easy to learn
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    Easy
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    Javascript2
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    Great community
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    Not Python
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    Sooper easy for the Backend connectivity
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    TypeScript Support
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    Scales, fast, simple, great community, npm, express
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    One language, end-to-end
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    Less boilerplate code
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    Performant and fast prototyping
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    Blazing fast
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    Npm i ape-updating
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    Event Driven
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    Lovely
CONS OF NODE.JS
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    Bound to a single CPU
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    New framework every day
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    Lots of terrible examples on the internet
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    Asynchronous programming is the worst
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    Callback
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    Javascript
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    Dependency based on GitHub
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    Dependency hell
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    Low computational power
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    Very very Slow
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    Can block whole server easily
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    Callback functions may not fire on expected sequence
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    Unneeded over complication
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    Unstable
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    Breaking updates
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    Bad transitive dependency management
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    Can't read server session
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    No standard approach

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Nick Rockwell
SVP, Engineering at Fastly · | 44 upvotes · 1.9M views

When I joined NYT there was already broad dissatisfaction with the LAMP (Linux Apache HTTP Server MySQL PHP) Stack and the front end framework, in particular. So, I wasn't passing judgment on it. I mean, LAMP's fine, you can do good work in LAMP. It's a little dated at this point, but it's not ... I didn't want to rip it out for its own sake, but everyone else was like, "We don't like this, it's really inflexible." And I remember from being outside the company when that was called MIT FIVE when it had launched. And been observing it from the outside, and I was like, you guys took so long to do that and you did it so carefully, and yet you're not happy with your decisions. Why is that? That was more the impetus. If we're going to do this again, how are we going to do it in a way that we're gonna get a better result?

So we're moving quickly away from LAMP, I would say. So, right now, the new front end is React based and using Apollo. And we've been in a long, protracted, gradual rollout of the core experiences.

React is now talking to GraphQL as a primary API. There's a Node.js back end, to the front end, which is mainly for server-side rendering, as well.

Behind there, the main repository for the GraphQL server is a big table repository, that we call Bodega because it's a convenience store. And that reads off of a Kafka pipeline.

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Conor Myhrvold
Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 40 upvotes · 4.9M views

How Uber developed the open source, end-to-end distributed tracing Jaeger , now a CNCF project:

Distributed tracing is quickly becoming a must-have component in the tools that organizations use to monitor their complex, microservice-based architectures. At Uber, our open source distributed tracing system Jaeger saw large-scale internal adoption throughout 2016, integrated into hundreds of microservices and now recording thousands of traces every second.

Here is the story of how we got here, from investigating off-the-shelf solutions like Zipkin, to why we switched from pull to push architecture, and how distributed tracing will continue to evolve:

https://eng.uber.com/distributed-tracing/

(GitHub Pages : https://www.jaegertracing.io/, GitHub: https://github.com/jaegertracing/jaeger)

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    High-performance http server
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    Performance
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    Easy to configure
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    Open source
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    Load balancer
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    Scalability
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    Free
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    Web server
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    Simplicity
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    Easy setup
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    Content caching
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    Web Accelerator
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    Capability
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    Fast
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    Predictability
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    High-latency
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    Reverse Proxy
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    Supports http/2
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    The best of them
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    Lots of Modules
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    Enterprise version
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    Great Community
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    Reversy Proxy
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    Embedded Lua scripting
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    High perfomance proxy server
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    Streaming media
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    Streaming media delivery
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    Blash
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    Lightweight
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    Fast and easy to set up
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    Slim
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    saltstack
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    Ingress controller
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    GRPC-Web
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    Virtual hosting
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    Narrow focus. Easy to configure. Fast
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    Along with Redis Cache its the Most superior
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CONS OF NGINX
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    Advanced features require subscription

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We also implemented a dashboard app to handle user authentication/authorization, as well as a custom SSO server that runs on Heroku which allows experts to easily visit more than one instance without having to login repeatedly. The #Backend was implemented using my favorite #Stack which consists of FeathersJS on top of Node.js and ExpressJS with PostgreSQL as the main database. The #Frontend was implemented using React, Redux.js, Semantic UI React and the FeathersJS client. Though testing was light on this project, we chose to use AVA as well as ESLint to keep the codebase clean and consistent.

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Gabriel Pa
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We switched to Traefik so we can use the REST API to dynamically configure subdomains and have the ability to redirect between multiple servers.

We still use nginx with a docker-compose to expose the traffic from our APIs and TCP microservices, but for managing routing to the internet Traefik does a much better job

The biggest win for naologic was the ability to set dynamic configurations without having to restart the server

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ReactPHP

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      Pablo Largo
      Software Developer at AvaiBook · | 4 upvotes · 13.3K views
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      Hi! Anyone had any experience programming a game-oriented UDP server in PHP using Swoole or ReactPHP? I'm considering trying PHP 8 to really test performance (updating players based on received inputs during a time, simple radius based collision detection).

      Also, I would love to know if there is any article/documentation about architecture (code organization, better ways to structure the game logic than a giant switch/elseif, etc.).

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      PHP-FPM

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          Golang

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            High-performance
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            Simple, minimal syntax
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            Fun to write
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            Easy concurrency support via goroutines
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            Fast compilation times
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            Goroutines
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            Statically linked binaries that are simple to deploy
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            Simple compile build/run procedures
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            Backed by google
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            Great community
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            Garbage collection built-in
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            Built-in Testing
          • 41
            Excellent tools - gofmt, godoc etc
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            Elegant and concise like Python, fast like C
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            Awesome to Develop
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            Used for Docker
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            Flexible interface system
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            Great concurrency pattern
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            Deploy as executable
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            Open-source Integration
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            Fun to write and so many feature out of the box
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            Easy to read
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            Its Simple and Heavy duty
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            Go is God
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            Powerful and simple
          • 13
            Easy to deploy
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            Concurrency
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            Best language for concurrency
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            Safe GOTOs
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            Rich standard library
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            Clean code, high performance
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            Easy setup
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            Simplicity, Concurrency, Performance
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            High performance
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            Hassle free deployment
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            Used by Giants of the industry
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            Single binary avoids library dependency issues
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            Cross compiling
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            Simple, powerful, and great performance
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            Excellent tooling
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            Very sophisticated syntax
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            Gofmt
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            WYSIWYG
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            Garbage Collection
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            Widely used
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            Kubernetes written on Go
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            Keep it simple and stupid
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            No generics
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            Operator goto
          CONS OF GOLANG
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            You waste time in plumbing code catching errors
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            Verbose
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            Packages and their path dependencies are braindead
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            Google's documentations aren't beginer friendly
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            Dependency management when working on multiple projects
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            Automatic garbage collection overheads
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            Uncommon syntax
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            Type system is lacking (no generics, etc)
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            Collection framework is lacking (list, set, map)

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          Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 40 upvotes · 4.9M views

          How Uber developed the open source, end-to-end distributed tracing Jaeger , now a CNCF project:

          Distributed tracing is quickly becoming a must-have component in the tools that organizations use to monitor their complex, microservice-based architectures. At Uber, our open source distributed tracing system Jaeger saw large-scale internal adoption throughout 2016, integrated into hundreds of microservices and now recording thousands of traces every second.

          Here is the story of how we got here, from investigating off-the-shelf solutions like Zipkin, to why we switched from pull to push architecture, and how distributed tracing will continue to evolve:

          https://eng.uber.com/distributed-tracing/

          (GitHub Pages : https://www.jaegertracing.io/, GitHub: https://github.com/jaegertracing/jaeger)

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          Nick Parsons
          Director of Developer Marketing at Stream · | 35 upvotes · 1.6M views

          Winds 2.0 is an open source Podcast/RSS reader developed by Stream with a core goal to enable a wide range of developers to contribute.

          We chose JavaScript because nearly every developer knows or can, at the very least, read JavaScript. With ES6 and Node.js v10.x.x, it’s become a very capable language. Async/Await is powerful and easy to use (Async/Await vs Promises). Babel allows us to experiment with next-generation JavaScript (features that are not in the official JavaScript spec yet). Yarn allows us to consistently install packages quickly (and is filled with tons of new tricks)

          We’re using JavaScript for everything – both front and backend. Most of our team is experienced with Go and Python, so Node was not an obvious choice for this app.

          Sure... there will be haters who refuse to acknowledge that there is anything remotely positive about JavaScript (there are even rants on Hacker News about Node.js); however, without writing completely in JavaScript, we would not have seen the results we did.

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          Ratchet

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              Clean architecture
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              Composer friendly
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              Open source
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              The only framework to consider for php
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              Mvc
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              Quickly develop
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              Dependency injection
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              Application architecture
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              Embraces good community packages
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              Write less, do more
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              Orm (eloquent)
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              Restful routing
            • 51
              Database migrations & seeds
            • 50
              Artisan scaffolding and migrations
            • 36
              Great documentation
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              Awesome
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              Awsome, Powerfull, Fast and Rapid
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              Build Apps faster, easier and better
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              Promotes elegant coding
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              Eloquent ORM
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              Modern PHP
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              JSON friendly
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              Easy to learn, scalability
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              Most easy for me
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              Beautiful
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              Test-Driven
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              Blade Template
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              Security
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              Based on SOLID
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              Clean Documentation
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              Cool
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              Simple
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              Convention over Configuration
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              Easy to attach Middleware
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              Easy Request Validatin
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              Fast
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              Simpler
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              Easy to use
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              Laravel + Cassandra = Killer Framework
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              Its just wow
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              Friendly API
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              Get going quickly straight out of the box. BYOKDM
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              Simplistic , easy and faster
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              Super easy and powerful
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              Less dependencies
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              Great customer support
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              Its beautiful to code in
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              The only "cons" is wrong! No static method just Facades
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              Fast and Clarify framework
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              Active Record
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              Php7
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              Speed
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              Easy
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              Composer
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              Laravel Mix
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              Minimum system requirements
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              Easy views handling and great ORM
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              Eloquent
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              Laragon
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              Laravel Spark
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              Ease of use
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              Cashier with Braintree and Stripe
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              Laravel Forge and Envoy
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              Laravel Horizon and Telescope
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              Laravel Nova
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              Laravel casher
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              Laravel Passport
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              Intuitive usage
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              Heart touch
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              Rapid development
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              Laravel love live long
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              Like heart beat
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              Touch heart artisan
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              Scout
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              Deployment
            CONS OF LARAVEL
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              PHP
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              Too many dependency
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              Slower than the other two
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              A lot of static method calls for convenience
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              Too many include
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              Heavy
            • 7
              Bloated
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              Laravel
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              Confusing
            • 5
              Too underrated
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              Does not work well for file uploads in Shared Hosting
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              Not fast with MongoDB
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              Difficult to learn
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              Not using SOLID principles

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            Need help deciding technology stack. Thanks.

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            Antonio Sanchez

            Back at the start of 2017, we decided to create a web-based tool for the SEO OnPage analysis of our clients' websites. We had over 2.000 websites to analyze, so we had to perform thousands of requests to get every single page from those websites, process the information and save the big amounts of data somewhere.

            Very soon we realized that the initial chosen script language and database, PHP, Laravel and MySQL, was not going to be able to cope efficiently with such a task.

            By that time, we were doing some experiments for other projects with a language we had recently get to know, Go , so we decided to get a try and code the crawler using it. It was fantastic, we could process much more data with way less CPU power and in less time. By using the concurrency abilites that the language has to offers, we could also do more Http requests in less time.

            Unfortunately, I have no comparison numbers to show about the performance differences between Go and PHP since the difference was so clear from the beginning and that we didn't feel the need to do further comparison tests nor document it. We just switched fully to Go.

            There was still a problem: despite the big amount of Data we were generating, MySQL was performing very well, but as we were adding more and more features to the software and with those features more and more different type of data to save, it was a nightmare for the database architects to structure everything correctly on the database, so it was clear what we had to do next: switch to a NoSQL database. So we switched to MongoDB, and it was also fantastic: we were expending almost zero time in thinking how to structure the Database and the performance also seemed to be better, but again, I have no comparison numbers to show due to the lack of time.

            We also decided to switch the website from PHP and Laravel to JavaScript and Node.js and ExpressJS since working with the JSON Data that we were saving now in the Database would be easier.

            As of now, we don't only use the tool intern but we also opened it for everyone to use for free: https://tool-seo.com

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            Apache HTTP Server

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              Web server
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              Most widely-used web server
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              Virtual hosting
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              Fast
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              Ssl support
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              Since 1996
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              Asynchronous
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              Robust
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              Proven over many years
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              Mature
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              Perfect Support
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              Perfomance
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              Many available modules
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            CONS OF APACHE HTTP SERVER
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            Tim Abbott
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            We've been happy with nginx as part of our stack. As an open source web application that folks install on-premise, the configuration system for the webserver is pretty important to us. I have a few complaints (e.g. the configuration syntax for conditionals is a pain), but overall we've found it pretty easy to build a configurable set of options (see link) for how to run Zulip on nginx, both directly and with a remote reverse proxy in front of it, with a minimum of code duplication.

            Certainly I've been a lot happier with it than I was working with Apache HTTP Server in past projects.

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            Marcel Kornegoor
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            nginx or Apache HTTP Server that's the question. The best choice depends on what it needs to serve. In general, Nginx performs better with static content, where Apache and Nginx score roughly the same when it comes to dynamic content. Since most webpages and web-applications use both static and dynamic content, a combination of both platforms may be the best solution.

            Since both webservers are easy to deploy and free to use, setting up a performance or feature comparison test is no big deal. This way you can see what solutions suits your application or content best. Don't forget to look at other aspects, like security, back-end compatibility (easy of integration) and manageability, as well.

            A reasonably good comparison between the two can be found in the link below.

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