Play vs. Akka

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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.

What is Akka?

Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven applications on the JVM.
Why do developers choose Play?
Why do you like Play?

Why do developers choose Akka?
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What are the cons of using Play?
Downsides of Play?

What are the cons of using Akka?
Downsides of Akka?

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What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What companies use Akka?
95 companies on StackShare use Akka
What tools integrate with Play?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play
What tools integrate with Akka?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Akka

What are some alternatives to Play and Akka?

  • Node.js - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications
  • Rails - Web development that doesn't hurt
  • Android SDK - The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
  • Django - The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

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