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Android SDK vs Phoenix Framework: What are the differences?

Android SDK: An SDK that provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android. Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment; Phoenix Framework: Most web frameworks make you choose between speed and a productive environment. Phoenix gives you both. Phoenix is a framework for building HTML5 apps, API backends and distributed systems. Written in Elixir, you get beautiful syntax, productive tooling and a fast runtime.

Android SDK and Phoenix Framework can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Android development", "Necessary for android" and "Android studio" are the key factors why developers consider Android SDK; whereas "High performance", "Super fast" and "Rapid development" are the primary reasons why Phoenix Framework is favored.

Phoenix Framework is an open source tool with 14K GitHub stars and 1.76K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Phoenix Framework's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Android SDK has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1083 company stacks & 905 developers stacks; compared to Phoenix Framework, which is listed in 73 company stacks and 46 developer stacks.

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I've just finished my Masters degree and I am looking at routes into developing my Java knowledge.

The University I studied at requested that all practical Java assignments were done in Java Swing and as such I have a strong understanding in that area of development. Looking at job prospects, many employers are now looking for Java Spring or Android developers.

The plan is to move away from Java SE and skill up in Android development. I was planning on learning Spring Boot to gain exposure in web application development, however looking at StackShare, Django seems to be the more attractive choice for developers.

Does anyone have any advice on which routes/stacks would be the most advisable to adopt. If Spring is not receiving as much exposure or support as Django, is it worth adding to my stack?

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Spring BootSpring Boot

Spring is generally more an enterprise solution, while I see Django being more startup oriented. Django is lightweight and fast (development time, not runtime!). Spring seems to have more focus on microservice architecture than django, if that matters to you at all. Starting your project in Django, it automatically creates a backend 'admin panel' for you to use and customize. You will not find this in the more serious Spring Boot.

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Jeffrey Dabo
Software Engineer at Jeffrey Dabo · | 7 upvotes · 388.3K views
Spring BootSpring Boot

Though Java is a strong language and basically the first language to be used in Mobile Development (Android), the framework Spring Boot is not as modern as the Django framework which is based on one of the most popular languages today - Python. Moreover the Python language is far more simpler in syntax and just as powerful as Java. However, Java has scaled up it's performance and the Spring Boot framework can support dynamic web development as well as android development. Whichever way you choose to go, there will be no regrets - trust me.

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Decisions about Android SDK and Phoenix Framework

#rust #elixir So am creating a messenger with voice call capabilities app which the user signs up using phone number and so at first i wanted to use Actix so i learned Rust so i thought to myself because well its first i felt its a bit immature to use actix web even though some companies are using Rust but we cant really say the full potential of Rust in a full scale app for example in Discord both Elixir and Rust are used meaning there is equal need for them but for Elixir so many companies use it from Whatsapp, Wechat, etc and this means something for Rust is not ready to go full scale we cant assume all this possibilities when it come Rust. So i decided to go the Erlang way after alot of Thinking so Do you think i made the right decision?Am 19 year programmer so i assume am not experienced as you so your answer or comment would really valuable to me

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Omran Jamal
CTO & Co-founder at Bonton Connect · | 7 upvotes · 428.4K views

We actually initially wrote a lot of networking code in Kotlin but the complexities involved prompted us to try and compile NodeJS for Android and port over all the networking logic to Node and communicate with node over the Java Native Interface.

This turned out to be a great decision considering our battery usage fell by 40% and rate of development increased by a factor of 2.

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Pros of Android SDK
Pros of Phoenix Framework
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    Android development
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    Necessary for android
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    Android studio
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    Mobile framework
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    Backed by google
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    Eclipse + adt plugin
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    Powerful, simple, one stop environment
  • 3
  • 3
  • 118
    High performance
  • 76
    Super fast
  • 69
    Rapid development
  • 61
    Open source
  • 60
    Erlang VM
  • 45
    Well designed
  • 44
  • 38
    Easily Scalable
  • 35
  • 35
    Very extensible
  • 11
    Functional Programming
  • 9
    Great community
  • 9
    Inspired by Rails
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    Beautiful code
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  • 6
    Fault tolerant
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  • 4
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    LiveView feature
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    Insanely fast and easy
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    Feels like working with rails framework with more power
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    Benevolent dictator that decides project course
  • 3
    Great integration with GraphQL
  • 2
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    Front-End Agnostic
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    Built-in websocket support
  • 1
    Functional approach

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      No jobs
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      Very difficult

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    What is Android SDK?

    Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment.

    What is Phoenix Framework?

    Phoenix is a framework for building HTML5 apps, API backends and distributed systems. Written in Elixir, you get beautiful syntax, productive tooling and a fast runtime.

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