Python vs. Node.js: Which Will Ameliorate Your Project Better?

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Selecting a programming language can be baffling especially when two of them are high-level programming language and are used to design server side applications.

Nodejs is based on JavaScript while Python is not based on JavaScript. While JavaScript was traditionally used for scripting on client servers, introduction of Nodejs made server side scripting possible.

Node.js can now be used to create web applications and generate completely dynamic web pages before returning them to the web browsers. Nodejs development services have been using Nodejs as a popular development environment by enabling both client side and server side scripting. Developers have tried to refine the concept by making vast number of Node.js frameworks available for application development.

Python is an object oriented programming language that closely resembles JavaScript as it supports initializing variables and declaring functions. Python differs from JavaScript in a way that it does not have a way to inherit from instances.

What is Node.js?

Node.js makes use of single threaded event loop model architecture and handles multiple clients concurrently. This feature is essential to create web applications in real time. Node.js is an open source command line tool to install python package, built for the server side JavaScript code. It is built on Chrome’s JavaScript runtime used to build fast and highly scalable network applications.

Node.js has ability to multitask and with code sharing between server and client, it proves to be efficient in creating applications like chatting platforms, streaming data apps and live tracking etc. Also, it enables development of stock market apps, election updates and sports scores, live-tracking in taxi apps. It also involves applications that require live data transfer.

Nodejs Frameworks

Some of the most prevalent Node.js frameworks:

  • Express.js
  • Sails.js
  • NestJS
  • Koa2
  • Loopback
  • Meteor.js
  • Derby.js
  • Hapi.js
  • Mean.io
  • Total.js

Examples Nodejs Programming

Paypal, Linkedin, Netflix and Uber are some of the active and most prevalent examples of Node.js programming.

What is Python?

Being an interpreted  high level programming language with dynamic semantics and object oriented programming, Python is designed to be extremely easy to implement and highly readable. Closely integrated with C, C++, COM, ActiveX, CORBA, and Java, Python provides interfaces to all major commercial databases. Naïve users can easily learn and deploy it to create web applications. Allowing the programmers to make use of different programming styles for simple as well as complex programs, Python comes up with built-in modules and packages. It further supports functional, object oriented as well as procedural programming.

Python is either interpreted or compiled depending upon which implementation of Python we are using. If we make use of CPython (The Standard implementation of python) or Jython (Targeted for integration with java programming language) it is first translated into byte code, this bycode is directed to the corresponding virtual machine for interpretation – PVM (Python Virtual Machine) for CPython and JVM (Java Virtual Machine) for Jython. But if we are using PyPy which is another standard CPython implementation, it would use a Just-In-Time Compiler.

Python Frameworks:

  • Django
  • Flask
  • TurboGears
  • Cherryfy
  • Pylons project
  • web2py
  • Google App Engine
  • Bottle
  • Webware for Python
  • Quixote
  • Nevow
  • Nagare
  • Python Paste

Python Examples

Python is highly preferred for developing scientific applications, government projects and big data solutions.

Difference – Node.js vs. Python

Without nitpicking, let’s pick the major points of difference between Node.js vs. Python:

Python development has one of the largest ecosystems in programming community with a vast library of open source data analysis tools, web frameworks and testing instruments. It is preferred for large applications with many users.

Node.js is useful for building smaller applications like chat functionality, ecommerce sites or data intensive real time applications.

And The Bell Signals, Finis of This Round!

While Python code is easy to learn and use, being 2-10x shorter than C, C++ and Java that reduces development time and improves efficiency of the code. Node.js can be used to build some dynamic and awesome web experiences and not just the websites. We have the privilege to program both on client and server side with help of Node.js. There is no buffering in Node.js as applications output the data in pieces but still Python code is 5-10 times faster than Node.js. And while I’m pretty sure that it will accumulate this cruft in the meantime and all the features will be revamped but as of now Python seems to be the most viable option if we try to compare Python vs Node.Js.

Node.js can now be used to create web applications and generate completely dynamic web pages before returning them to the web browsers. Nodejs development have been using Nodejs as a popular development environment by enabling both client side and server side scripting. Developers have tried to refine the concept by making vast number of Node.js frameworks available for application development. Learn more about our nodejs development services and what extra we do to make Python development effective. Drop us a line for a free consultation!

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Vipin Jain

Vipin Jain

Vipin Jain is the Co-Founder and CEO at Konstant Infosolutions and is in charge of marketing, project management, administration and R&D at the company. With his marketing background, Vipin Jain has developed and honed the company’s vision, corporate structure & initiatives and its goals, and brought the company into the current era of success.

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