ASP.NET Zero vs Apache Sling: What are the differences?
What is ASP.NET Zero? Base solution for web applications. It is a starting point for new web applications with modern UI and SOLID architecture. It saves time by providing common application requirements as a pre-built Visual Studio solution (with full source code).
What is Apache Sling? Innovative web framework that is intended to bring back the fun to web development. It is a framework for RESTful web-applications based on an extensible content tree. It maps HTTP request URLs to content resources based on the request's path, extension and selectors. Using convention over configuration, requests are processed by scripts and servlets, dynamically selected based on the current resource. This fosters meaningful URLs and resource driven request processing, while the modular nature of Sling allows for specialized server instances that include only what is needed.
ASP.NET Zero and Apache Sling can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.
Some of the features offered by ASP.NET Zero are:
- Authentication & Authorization
- Rapid Application Development
On the other hand, Apache Sling provides the following key features:
- REST based web framework
- Content-driven, using a JCR content repository
- Powered by OSGi