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Pros and Cons of Top 5 Server Development Platforms

For any business it’s very important to develop a web application to spread their services to the entire world. When it comes to the development there are a lot of technologies available to accomplish your development but it’s very important to choose the right technology platform for your application.
To choose right technology here are the Pros and Cons of five top technology platforms which are widely using

1. Node.js

Node.js was written initially by Ryan Dahl in 2009, Node.js is an open-source, Javascript runtime environment on Chrome’s V8 that lets you effortlessly develop fast and scalable web applications. It utilizes an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight, efficient and excellent for data-intensive real-time applications that run across shared devices.Pros

  • Free and Open-Source
  • Easy to Learn and Quick to Adapt
  • High-performance for Real-time Applications using Async IO and Event Driven approach
  • Improves App Response Time and Boosts Performance
  • Cost-effective with Fullstack JS
  • Community Support to Simplify Development
  • Easy Scalability for Modern Applications
  • Helps in building Cross-functional Teams
  • Reduces Loading Time by Quick Caching
  • Reduces Time-to-Market of your applications
  • Extensibility to Meet Customized Requirements
  • Helps in Building Cross-Platform Applications


  • Reduces performance when handling Heavy Computing Tasks
  • Node.js invites a lot of code changes due to Unstable API
  • Node.js Asynchronous Programming Model makes it difficult to maintain code
  • Choose Wisely – Lack of Library Support can Endanger your Code
  • High demand with a few Experienced Node.js Developers

2. Python

Python was created in the late 1980s by Guido van Rossum, Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics. Its high-level built in data structures, combined with dynamic typing and dynamic binding, make it very attractive for Rapid Application DevelopmentPros

  • Free and Open-Source
  • Easy to Read, Learn and Write
  • Improved Productivity
  • Vast Libraries Support
  • Dynamically Typed
  • Portability


  • Gets Slow in Speed
  • Not Memory Efficient
  • Runtime Errors
  • Weak in Mobile Computing
  • Underdeveloped Database Access Layers

3. PHP

PHP was originally created by Danish-Canadian programmer Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994, PHP is a general-purpose scripting language especially suited to web development, PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page, but it now stands for Hypertext Preprocessor.Pros

  • Free and Open-Source
  • Its relatively fast
  • Easy to use
  • Powerful library support
  • Built in database connection modules
  • Huge Community Support


  • Not suitable of large applications
  • Poor Error Handling Method
  • PHP is unable to handle large number of apps
  • It is not strongly typed
  • Security flaw, All people can see the source code. If there are bugs in the source code, it can be used by people to explore the weakness of it

4. Java

Java was originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems and released in 1995. Java is a class-based, object-oriented programming language and it’s a general-purpose programming language intended to let application developers write once, run anywherePros

  • Simple
  • Object oriented
  • Secure language
  • Platform Independent
  • Economical
  • Portable
  • Stable


  • Slow
  • Not attractive look
  • No backup facility
  • Requires more memory space
  • Complex codes

5. Ruby on Rails

David Heinemeier Hansson extracted Ruby on Rails from his work on the project management tool Basecamp, Hansson first released Rails as open source in July 2004. Rails, is a server-side web application framework written in Ruby, Rails is an MVC framework.Pros

  • Rapid product development
  • Large community
  • Quick development
  • Follows the best development standards


  • Slow runtime speed
  • Lack of documentation for RubyGems and libraries that are heavily mixed with the framework
  • Dependencies are tightly coupled

As we can see all above Server development platforms are having their own benefits and drawbacks, but based on the requirements we can choose the right platform for your application from the above list

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