GraalVM vs Laravel Homestead: What are the differences?
GraalVM and Laravel Homestead can be primarily classified as "Virtual Machine" tools.
Some of the features offered by GraalVM are:
- Polyglot - Zero overhead interoperability between programming languages allows you to write polyglot applications and select the best language for your task
- Native - Native images compiled with GraalVM ahead-of-time improve the startup time and reduce the memory footprint of JVM-based applications
- Embeddable - GraalVM can be embedded in both managed and native applications. There are existing integrations into OpenJDK, Node.js, Oracle Database, and MySQL
On the other hand, Laravel Homestead provides the following key features:
- Ubuntu 14.04
- PHP 5.6
GraalVM and Laravel Homestead are both open source tools. GraalVM with 9.57K GitHub stars and 606 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Laravel Homestead with 3.14K GitHub stars and 1.32K GitHub forks.