Another benefit is that there is less code to write for the developers and code redundancy can be avoided as the client and server can now share code. Development times are reduced and testing is more efficient because developers no longer have to code the same functionality in two different programming languages for the client and server.
React– React is a library created by Facebook that focuses on UI development. React uses the concept of virtual DOM to improve performance as well as provide isomorphic capabilities. Also, it is easy to create isomorphic Express apps with React.
Rendr– This is a library created by Airbnb which runs Backbone.js on both the client and server. Rendr aims to retain the feel of a client side Backbone app while providing the benefits of server side rendering. While Rendr is no-where nearly as comprehensive as full stack frameworks, it allows developers to easily modify and build upon the library.
Derby– This is another full-stack isomorphic framework. Derby makes it easy to sync data across clients and servers and is great for real time collaboration. Derby utilizes and builds upon Node.js modules and ShareJS to provide it’s core functionalities.