Comparing bluebird vs. q

How are they different?

Here we compare between bluebird and q. In this comparison we will focus on the latest versions of both packages. The current versions are bluebird 3.5.0 and q 1.5.0.

bluebird, Full featured Promises/A+ implementation with exceptionally good performance. It was authored by Petka Antonov on Sep, 2013.
q, A library for promises (CommonJS/Promises/A,B,D). It was authored by Kris Kowal on Dec, 2010.

When comparing both packages you notice that bluebird is the more popular package today (14,870 Stars on Github).
bluebird has more versions, more frequent updates, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, less open issues, more stars on Github and more forks.
On the other hand, q has been out there for longer (since 4 years ago), it also has a bigger community of maintainers, less open pull requests and more followers on Github.

In our review bluebird got 10,376,384 points and q got 7,593,890 points. The points are a summary of how big the community is and how well the package is maintained.

Lets dive deeper and have a look at some more details on both packages.

Going into more detail




description Full featured Promises/A+ implementation with exceptionally good performance A library for promises (CommonJS/Promises/A,B,D)
keywords promise, performance, promises, promises-a, promises-aplus, async, await, deferred, deferreds, future, flow control, dsl, fluent interface q, promise, promises, promises-a, promises-aplus, deferred, future, async, flow control, fluent, browser, node
author Petka Antonov Kris Kowal
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licenses MIT MIT
created 4 years ago (Sep, 2013) 7 years ago (Dec, 2010)
modified 2 days ago 2 days ago
total versions 214 75
version average every 6 days every a month
maintainers 1 2
dependencies 0 0
Daily Downloads 675,649 508,937
Weekly Downloads 3,803,613 2,749,670
Monthly Downloads 16,235,017 11,896,032
open issues 64 116
open pull requests 24 16
stargazers 14,870 13,395
subscribers 379 466
forks 1,825 1,134
Overall points




CLI Shortcuts
install npm i -S bluebird npm i -S q
remove npm r -S bluebird npm r -S q

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