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Akka vs Tokio: 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, Tokio is detailed as "Runtime for writing reliable asynchronous applications with Rust". It is an open source library providing an asynchronous, event driven platform for building fast, reliable, and lightweight network applications. It leverages Rust's ownership and concurrency model to ensure thread safety.
Akka and Tokio belong to "Concurrency Frameworks" category of the tech stack.
Akka is an open source tool with 10.8K GitHub stars and 3.23K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Akka's open source repository on GitHub.
Pros of Akka
- Great concurrency model32
- Actor Library12
- Open source10
- Message driven5
Pros of Tokio
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Cons of Akka
- Mixing futures with Akka tell is difficult3
- Closing of futures2
- No type safety2
- Very difficult to refactor1
- Typed actors still not stable1