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HTTP client and server built on Akka actors and streams
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What is Akka HTTP?

The Akka HTTP modules implement a full server- and client-side HTTP stack on top of akka-actor and akka-stream. It’s not a web-framework but rather a more general toolkit for providing and consuming HTTP-based services. While interaction with a browser is of course also in scope it is not the primary focus of Akka HTTP.
Akka HTTP is a tool in the Microframeworks (Backend) category of a tech stack.

Who uses Akka HTTP?

6 companies reportedly use Akka HTTP in their tech stacks, including Dixa, uberall, and CloudKnox Security Inc.

34 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Akka HTTP.

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Akka HTTP's Features

  • Full server- and client-side HTTP stack
  • Toolkit for providing and consuming HTTP-based services

Akka HTTP Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Akka HTTP?
Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.
Spring Boot
Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.
Netty is a NIO client server framework which enables quick and easy development of network applications such as protocol servers and clients. It greatly simplifies and streamlines network programming such as TCP and UDP socket server.
Apache Tomcat
Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
Express is a minimal and flexible node.js web application framework, providing a robust set of features for building single and multi-page, and hybrid web applications.
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Akka HTTP's Followers
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