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 (15,246 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 10,363,605 points and q got 7,213,358 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
Related / similar packages
lazy.js, lodash, ramda, underscore asynquence, axios, superagent, async
licenses MIT MIT
created 4 years ago (Sep, 2013) 7 years ago (Dec, 2010)
modified 18 hours ago 7 days ago
total versions 214 75
version average every 7 days every a month
maintainers 1 2
dependencies 0 0
Daily Downloads 255,657 149,920
Weekly Downloads 3,879,713 2,766,799
Monthly Downloads 16,552,485 11,476,518
open issues 72 116
open pull requests 28 16
stargazers 15,246 13,552
subscribers 390 464
forks 1,871 1,148
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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