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8
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542
+ 1
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Play vs Actix: What are the differences?

Developers describe Play as "The High Velocity Web Framework For Java and Scala". 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. On the other hand, Actix is detailed as "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.

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

Play and Actix are both open source tools. It seems that Play with 11.3K GitHub stars and 3.78K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Actix with 3.3K GitHub stars and 216 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Actix
Pros of Play
  • 4
    Really really really fast
  • 2
    Rust
  • 1
    Open source
  • 1
    Very safe
  • 81
    Scala
  • 55
    Built on akka
  • 55
    Web-friendly architecture
  • 50
    Stateless
  • 47
    High-scalable
  • 46
    Fast
  • 40
    Open source
  • 34
    Java
  • 27
    High velocity
  • 24
    Fun
  • 9
    Lightweight
  • 8
    Non-blocking io
  • 5
    Developer friendly
  • 5
    Simple template engine
  • 4
    Scalability
  • 3
    Pure love
  • 2
    Resource efficient

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Cons of Actix
Cons of Play
  • 3
    Lots of unsafe code
  • 3
    Evolves fast, keep up with releases
  • 1
    Unnecessarily complicated

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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 Play?

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.

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