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    Best Node.js Alternatives

    Node.js is described as 'platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications' and is a very popular app in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Node.js for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Perl, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Node.js are Deno, ASP.NET, Elixir and Crystal (programming language).

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    This page was last updated Nov 2, 2021
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    Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language with over 22 years of development.
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      Some users think Perl is a great alternative to Node.js, some don't.
      gdo A lot of Perl modules implements event programming.
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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      Node.js is not a programming language, it's a server-side framework for JS. Perl is a programming language.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      A secure runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript built with V8, Rust, and Tokio.
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      Almost everyone thinks Deno is a great alternative to Node.js.


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      Asp.net is an open source server-side Web application framework designed for Web development to produce dynamic Web pages, web sites, apps and services with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. You can also create Web APIs, mobile sites, use real-time technologies like Web Sockets and more!
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      jamesnw Node.JS is a WEB type SERVER, NOT a programming language.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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      Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications.
    1. Programming language with Ruby-like syntax that compiles to efficient native code.


    2. Very fast BASIC like programming language for console and gui applications, automate process, automate data exchange, connect to databases, send mails, ftp, rest api, parsing, tokenizing, files, OpenGl, graphics, sound, printing ... much more.
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      Pedestal is a web application framework written in Clojure that aims to bring both the language and its principles to client and server-side development.
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    3. Rebol (historically REBOL) is a cross-platform data exchange language and a multi-paradigm dynamic programming language designed by Carl Sassenrath for network communications and distributed computing.
    4. Hack is a programming language for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP. Hack reconciles the fast development cycle of PHP with the discipline provided by static typing, while adding many features commonly found in other modern programming languages.
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      Pyramid is an open source web framework written in Python and is based on WSGI. It is a minimalistic web framework inspired by Zope, Pylons and Django.
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