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 3.4.7 and q 1.4.1.

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 (13,504 Stars on Github).
bluebird has more versions, more frequent updates, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, less open issues, less open pull requests, more stars on Github and more forks.
On the other hand, q has been out there for longer (since 3 years ago), it also has a bigger community of maintainers and more followers on Github.

In our review bluebird got 6,420,978 points and q got 4,283,439 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 3 years ago (Sep, 2013) 6 years ago (Dec, 2010)
modified 6 hours ago 17 days ago
total versions 213 74
version average every 6 days every a month
maintainers 1 2
dependencies 0 0
Daily Downloads 169,173 104,236
Weekly Downloads 2,900,040 1,917,835
Monthly Downloads 9,737,368 6,512,990
open issues 41 112
open pull requests 16 19
stargazers 13,504 12,807
subscribers 360 445
forks 1,658 1,086
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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