Akka vs Colossus: What are the differences?
Developers describe Akka as "Build powerful concurrent & distributed applications more easily". Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven applications on the JVM. On the other hand, Colossus is detailed as "I/O and Microservice library for Scala". Colossus is a lightweight framework for building high-performance applications in Scala that require non-blocking network I/O. In particular Colossus is focused on low-latency stateless microservices where often the service is little more than an abstraction over a database and/or cache. For this use case, Colossus aims to maximize performance while keeping the interface clean and concise.
Akka belongs to "Concurrency Frameworks" category of the tech stack, while Colossus can be primarily classified under "Microframeworks (Backend)".
Akka and Colossus are both open source tools. It seems that Akka with 9.99K GitHub stars and 3.03K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Colossus with 1.13K GitHub stars and 99 GitHub forks.
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we used akka as our concurrency system at talenthouse. had the chance to write several worker. we used both akka messaging and rabbitmq to communicate. quite a slick system, was fun writing it in scala.