readable-stream VS remark

Compare readable-stream vs remark and see what are their differences.


Node-core streams for userland (by nodejs)


remark is a popular tool that transforms markdown with plugins. These plugins can inspect and change your markup. You can use remark on the server, the client, CLIs, deno, etc. (by remarkjs)
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readable-stream remark
12 13
901 4,687
0.6% 2.3%
1.7 7.8
about 2 months ago 10 days ago
JavaScript JavaScript
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of readable-stream. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-08.
  • 7 Ways to Improve Node.js Performance at Scale
    5 projects | | 8 Dec 2021
    When working with large pieces of data, use Node.js streams for optimal memory efficiency and reduced latency.
  • Working with Node.js streams
    1 project | | 24 Sep 2021
    Knowledge of Node.js streams is essential because they are a great tool to rely on when handling large sets of data. Check out the Node.js API docs for more information about streams.
  • How I Built An Incomplete CMS
    4 projects | | 23 Jun 2021
    AWS S3 buckets can hold a wide variety of objects in storage and can be accessed through Node APIs. This seemed like the best option because I would be able to scale the number of posts I make indefinitely while not affecting my file size and I could maintain the already existing and tested markdownToHtml conversion. It is possible to store markdown files in AWS S3 buckets and then stream the contents into my existing functions. Before going any further, here is are the dependencies from my package.json.
  • NodeJS pipeline to c#?
    1 project | | 25 May 2021
  • Get streaming data and send it to different clients
    2 projects | | 10 May 2021
    A Transform stream is a Duplex stream where the output is computed in some way from the input. Examples include zlib streams or crypto streams that compress, encrypt, or decrypt data.
    2 projects | | 10 May 2021
    The Stream API is only relevant if OP has an actual Stream-based connection to each client (in which case the .pipe() method is going to be the way to go for doing one-to-many stream broadcasting). But he/she is probably better off using a library like SocketIO or ws. I.e. that uses WebSockets under the hood and, thus, exposes a higher level abstraction.
  • Encoding in Stream Transform
    1 project | | 29 Apr 2021
    Fun problem, took me awhile to figure out. It's buried in the Node.js documentation:
  • Newbie graphql file upload question! (Need help)
    1 project | | 20 Mar 2021
  • How I made my own file compressor using Node.js
    1 project | | 16 Mar 2021
    The definition above is from Node.js Documentation.
  • Protip to anybody using Gulp: switch from .pipe() to .pipeline()
    1 project | | 3 Mar 2021
    It's not. It's part of the stream, standard library since Node 10. Here's the documentation


Posts with mentions or reviews of remark. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-12.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing readable-stream and remark you can also consider the following projects:

markdown-it - Markdown parser, done right. 100% CommonMark support, extensions, syntax plugins & high speed

marked - A markdown parser and compiler. Built for speed.

rehype - HTML processor powered by plugins part of the @unifiedjs collective

react-markdown - Markdown component for React

node-ytdl-core - YouTube video downloader in javascript.

ffmpeg.wasm - FFmpeg for browser and node, powered by WebAssembly

xlsx-populate - Excel XLSX parser/generator written in JavaScript with Node.js and browser support, jQuery/d3-style method chaining, encryption, and a focus on keeping existing workbook features and styles in tact.

Highland - High-level streams library for Node.js and the browser


get-stream - Get a stream as a string, buffer, or array

URI.js - Javascript URL mutation library

fast-xml-parser - Validate XML, Parse XML to JS/JSON and vise versa, or parse XML to Nimn rapidly without C/C++ based libraries and no callback