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.NET vs Actix: What are the differences?

What is .NET? A free, cross-platform, open source developer platform for building many different types of applications. .NET is a general purpose development platform. With .NET, you can use multiple languages, editors, and libraries to build native applications for web, mobile, desktop, gaming, and IoT for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and more.

What is Actix? An actor system and web framework for Rust. It web is a simple, pragmatic and extremely fast web framework for Rust. Actors are objects which encapsulate state and behavior, they communicate exclusively by exchanging messages.

.NET and Actix can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

Some of the features offered by .NET are:

  • Multiple languages: You can write .NET apps in C#, F#, or Visual Basic.
  • Cross Platform: Whether you're working in C#, F#, or Visual Basic, your code will run natively on any compatible OS.
  • Consistent API & Libraries: To extend functionality, Microsoft and others maintain a healthy package ecosystem built on .NET Standard.

On the other hand, Actix provides the following key features:

  • Type Safe
  • Feature Rich
  • Extensible

.NET and Actix are both open source tools. .NET with 11.6K GitHub stars and 2.52K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Actix with 3.3K GitHub stars and 216 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Actix and .NET
Ing. Alvaro Rodríguez Scelza
Software Systems Engineer at Ripio · | 9 upvotes · 295.2K views

Decided to change all my stack to microsoft technologies for they behave just great together. It is very easy to set up and deploy projects using visual studio and azure. Visual studio is also an amazing IDE, if not the best, when used for C#, it allows you to work in every aspect of your software.

Visual studio templates for ASP.NET MVC are the best I've found compared to django, rails, laravel, and others.

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Pros of Actix
Pros of .NET
  • 4
    Really really really fast
  • 2
    Rust
  • 1
    Open source
  • 1
    Very safe
  • 265
    Tight integration with visual studio
  • 253
    Stable code
  • 181
    Great community
  • 174
    Reliable and strongly typed server side language.
  • 135
    Microsoft
  • 111
    Fantastic documentation
  • 84
    Great 3rd party libraries
  • 74
    Speedy
  • 66
    Great azure integration
  • 59
    Great support
  • 27
    Highly productive
  • 27
    Linq
  • 26
    C#
  • 25
    High Performance
  • 23
    Great programming languages (C#, VB)
  • 21
    Open source
  • 16
    Powerful Web application framework (ASP.NET MVC)
  • 14
    Clean markup with razor
  • 13
    Powerful ORM (EntityFramework)
  • 12
    Fast
  • 10
    Dependency injection
  • 9
    Constantly improving to keep up with new trends
  • 9
    Visual studio + Resharper = <3
  • 7
    TFS
  • 6
    Job opportunities
  • 6
    Security
  • 6
    Integrated and Reliable
  • 6
    High-Performance
  • 5
    Huge ecosystem and communities
  • 5
    Light-weight
  • 4
    Variations
  • 4
    Lovely
  • 3
    Asynchrony
  • 3
    Concurrent
  • 3
    Useful IoC
  • 3
    {get; set;}
  • 3
    Entity framework
  • 3
    Scaffolding
  • 3
    Support and SImplicity
  • 2
    Default Debuging tools
  • 1
    Blazor
  • 1
    Nuget package manager

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Cons of Actix
Cons of .NET
  • 3
    Lots of unsafe code
  • 11
    C#
  • 11
    Too expensive to deploy and maintain
  • 7
    Microsoft dependable systems
  • 7
    Microsoft itself
  • 4
    Hard learning curve
  • 2
    Tight integration with visual studio
  • 1
    Not have a full fledged visual studio for linux

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What is Actix?

It is a simple, pragmatic and extremely fast web framework for Rust. Actors are objects which encapsulate state and behavior, they communicate exclusively by exchanging messages.

What is .NET?

.NET is a general purpose development platform. With .NET, you can use multiple languages, editors, and libraries to build native applications for web, mobile, desktop, gaming, and IoT for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and more.

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