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Tower Web vs Actix: What are the differences?

Developers describe Tower Web as "A fast, boilerplate free, web framework for Rust". Tower Web aims to decouple all HTTP concepts from the application logic. You define a "plain old Rust method" (PORM?). This method takes only the data it needs to complete and returns a struct representing the response. Tower Web does the rest. 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.

Tower Web and Actix belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Tower Web are:

  • Fast: Fully asynchronous, built on Tokio and Hyper.
  • Ergonomic: Tower-web decouples HTTP from your application logic, removing all boilerplate.
  • Works on Rust stable: You can use it today.

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

  • Type Safe
  • Feature Rich
  • Extensible

Tower Web and Actix are both open source tools. Actix with 3.3K GitHub stars and 216 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Tower Web with 674 GitHub stars and 46 GitHub forks.

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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 Tower Web?

      Tower Web aims to decouple all HTTP concepts from the application logic. You define a "plain old Rust method" (PORM?). This method takes only the data it needs to complete and returns a struct representing the response. Tower Web does the rest.

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