Akka vs Project Reactor: 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, Project Reactor is detailed as "Library for building non-blocking applications on JVM". It is a fourth-generation Reactive library for building non-blocking applications on the JVM based on the Reactive Streams Specification. It is a fully non-blocking foundation with efficient demand management. It directly interacts with Java functional API, Completable Future, Stream and Duration.
Akka and Project Reactor are primarily classified as "Concurrency Frameworks" and "Java" tools respectively.
Akka is an open source tool with 10.2K GitHub stars and 3.07K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Akka's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Akka has a broader approval, being mentioned in 102 company stacks & 301 developers stacks; compared to Project Reactor, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
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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.