Akka vs Spring: What are the differences?
Akka: 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; Spring: Provides a comprehensive programming and configuration model for modern Java-based enterprise applications. A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.
Akka and Spring are primarily classified as "Concurrency Frameworks" and "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools respectively.
"Great concurrency model" is the top reason why over 22 developers like Akka, while over 192 developers mention "Java" as the leading cause for choosing Spring.
Akka and Spring are both open source tools. It seems that Spring with 30.1K GitHub stars and 19.2K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Akka with 9.99K GitHub stars and 3.03K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Spring has a broader approval, being mentioned in 316 company stacks & 179 developers stacks; compared to Akka, which is listed in 75 company stacks and 54 developer stacks.
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