Which framework would be better to build an Airbnb-like web app, Node.js or Ruby on Rails?


Both are really good, mature, battle-tested.

They've their own pros and cons.

If I were you I'll choose NodeJS, because it'll enhance my JS knowledge so that it will help me while developing for front-end! Also, it's easy to hire JS engineers.

But it's just a personal preference

I didn't get your point on why NodeJS is not a fully-fledged website framework! What made you think so? Any features missing from Ruby on rails?

There are companies, that switched from Ruby on Rails to Node.js:

  • Netflix
  • New York Times
  • PayPal
  • Medium
  • LinkedIn
  • Uber
  • Hapi

NodeJS vs Ruby on Rails comparison

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