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 3.5.1 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.

bluebird has more versions, more frequent updates, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads and fewer open pull requests.
On the other hand, q has been out there for longer (since 5 years ago), it also has a bigger community of maintainers.

In our review bluebird got 16,344,432 points and q got 11,552,511 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 4 days ago 4 months ago
total versions 215 76
version average every 8 days every a month
maintainers 1 2
dependencies 0 0
Daily Downloads 371,820 210,637
Weekly Downloads 6,583,826 4,545,904
Monthly Downloads 25,730,867 18,313,408
open issues 0 119
open pull requests 0 17
stargazers 0 14,275
subscribers 0 468
forks 0 1,213
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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