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Fast, testable, Scala services built on TwitterServer and Finagle, by Twitter

What is Finatra?

At Twitter, Finagle provides the building blocks for most of the code written on the JVM. It has long-served as Twitter's extensible, protocol-agnostic, highly-scalable RPC framework.
Finatra is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Finatra is an open source tool with 1.9K GitHub stars and 354 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Finatra's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Finatra?

4 companies use Finatra in their tech stacks, including Criteo, ZocDoc, and Clara Lending.


Why developers like Finatra?

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Finatra's features

  • Production use as Twitter’s HTTP framework
  • ~50 times faster than v1.6 in several benchmarks
  • Powerful feature and integration test support
  • Optional JSR-330 Dependency Injection using Google Guice
  • Jackson based JSON parsing supporting required fields, default values, and custom validations
  • Logback MDC integration with com.twitter.util.Local for contextual logging across futures

Finatra Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Finatra?
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.
Finagle is an extensible RPC system for the JVM, used to construct high-concurrency servers. Finagle implements uniform client and server APIs for several protocols, and is designed for high performance and concurrency.
Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
Android SDK
Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment.
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