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 (14,442 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 9,127,784 points and q got 7,166,016 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) 6 years ago (Dec, 2010)
modified 5 days ago 4 days ago
total versions 214 75
version average every 6 days every a month
maintainers 1 2
dependencies 0 0
Daily Downloads 603,395 466,100
Weekly Downloads 3,389,599 2,594,010
Monthly Downloads 14,225,058 11,239,234
open issues 52 111
open pull requests 21 15
stargazers 14,442 13,198
subscribers 366 461
forks 1,780 1,110
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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