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Node.js vs Rocket: What are the differences?

Developers describe Node.js as "A platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications". 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. On the other hand, Rocket is detailed as "Web Framework for Rust". Rocket is a web framework for Rust that makes it simple to write fast web applications without sacrificing flexibility or type safety. All with minimal code.

Node.js and Rocket belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.

"Npm" is the top reason why over 1321 developers like Node.js, while over 2 developers mention "Uses all the rust features extensively" as the leading cause for choosing Rocket.

Node.js and Rocket are both open source tools. It seems that Node.js with 35.5K GitHub stars and 7.78K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Rocket with 7.42K GitHub stars and 500 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Node.js and Rocket

We choose Next.js for our React framework because it's very minimal and has a very organized file structure. Also, it offers key features like zero setups, automatic server rendering and code splitting, typescript support. Our app requires some loading time to process the video, server-side rendering will allow our website to display faster than client-side rending.

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CTO & Co-founder at Bonton Connect · | 7 upvotes · 147.9K views

We actually initially wrote a lot of networking code in Kotlin but the complexities involved prompted us to try and compile NodeJS for Android and port over all the networking logic to Node and communicate with node over the Java Native Interface.

This turned out to be a great decision considering our battery usage fell by 40% and rate of development increased by a factor of 2.

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As a small team, we wanted to pick the framework which allowed us to move quickly. There's no option better than Rails. Not having to solve the fundamentals means we can more quickly build our feature set. No other framework can beat ActiveRecord in terms of integration & ease-of use. To top it all of, there's a lot of attention paid to security in the framework, making almost everything safe-by-default.

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Pros of Node.js
Pros of Rocket
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    Npm
  • 1.3K
    Javascript
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    Great libraries
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    High-performance
  • 789
    Open source
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    Great for apis
  • 467
    Asynchronous
  • 414
    Great community
  • 385
    Great for realtime apps
  • 290
    Great for command line utilities
  • 77
    Node Modules
  • 75
    Websockets
  • 65
    Uber Simple
  • 53
    Great modularity
  • 53
    Allows us to reuse code in the frontend
  • 38
    Easy to start
  • 33
    Great for Data Streaming
  • 29
    Realtime
  • 25
    Awesome
  • 23
    Non blocking IO
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    Can be used as a proxy
  • 15
    High performance, open source, scalable
  • 14
    Non-blocking and modular
  • 13
    Easy and Fun
  • 12
    Same lang as AngularJS
  • 11
    Easy and powerful
  • 10
    Future of BackEnd
  • 9
    Fast
  • 8
    Cross platform
  • 8
    Scalability
  • 6
    Mean Stack
  • 6
    Fullstack
  • 6
    Simple
  • 5
    Easy concurrency
  • 5
    Great for webapps
  • 4
    Easy to use and fast and goes well with JSONdb's
  • 4
    Friendly
  • 4
    React
  • 4
    Fast, simple code and async
  • 4
    Typescript
  • 3
    Its amazingly fast and scalable
  • 3
    Isomorphic coolness
  • 3
    Great speed
  • 3
    Scalable
  • 3
    Control everything
  • 3
    Fast development
  • 2
    One language, end-to-end
  • 2
    Scales, fast, simple, great community, npm, express
  • 2
    TypeScript Support
  • 2
    Easy to learn
  • 2
    Easy to use
  • 2
    It's fast
  • 2
    Less boilerplate code
  • 2
    Blazing fast
  • 2
    Not Python
  • 2
    Performant and fast prototyping
  • 2
    Sooper easy for the Backend connectivity
  • 2
    Great community
  • 1
    Easy
  • 1
    Lovely
  • 0
    Event Driven
  • 0
    Javascript2
  • 4
    Uses all the rust features extensively
  • 3
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Django analog in rust
  • 1
    Provides nice abstractions

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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
  • 22
    Callback
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    Javascript
  • 11
    Dependency based on GitHub
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    Dependency hell
  • 10
    Low computational power
  • 7
    Can block whole server easily
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    Callback functions may not fire on expected sequence
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    Very very Slow
  • 3
    Unneeded over complication
  • 3
    Breaking updates
  • 3
    Unstable
  • 1
    No standard approach
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    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 Rocket?

    Rocket is a web framework for Rust that makes it simple to write fast web applications without sacrificing flexibility or type safety. All with minimal code.

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