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 3.5.2 and q 1.5.1.

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 (17,329 Stars on Github).
bluebird has more versions, more frequent updates, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, fewer open issues, more stars on Github and more forks.
On the other hand, q has been out there for longer (since 5 years ago), it also has a bigger community of maintainers, fewer open pull requests and more followers on Github.

In our review bluebird got 15,944,990 points and q got 10,725,344 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 5 years ago (Sep, 2013) 8 years ago (Dec, 2010)
modified 16 days ago 2 months ago
total versions 216 76
version average every 8 days every a month
maintainers 1 2
dependencies 0 0
Daily Downloads 0 0
Weekly Downloads 5,231,342 3,247,840
Monthly Downloads 26,614,479 18,167,558
open issues 108 117
open pull requests 30 17
stargazers 17,329 14,375
subscribers 393 466
forks 2,177 1,224
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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