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Apache Thrift: Software framework for scalable cross-language services development. The Apache Thrift software framework, for scalable cross-language services development, combines a software stack with a code generation engine to build services that work efficiently and seamlessly between C++, Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, Erlang, Perl, Haskell, C#, Cocoa, JavaScript, Node.js, Smalltalk, OCaml and Delphi and other languages; Netty: Asynchronous event-driven network application framework. Netty is a NIO client server framework which enables quick and easy development of network applications such as protocol servers and clients. It greatly simplifies and streamlines network programming such as TCP and UDP socket server.

Apache Thrift and Netty are primarily classified as "Serialization Frameworks" and "Concurrency Frameworks" tools respectively.

Apache Thrift and Netty are both open source tools. Netty with 19.9K GitHub stars and 9.05K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Apache Thrift with 6.48K GitHub stars and 2.97K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Netty has a broader approval, being mentioned in 11 company stacks & 14 developers stacks; compared to Apache Thrift, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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    What is Apache Thrift?

    The Apache Thrift software framework, for scalable cross-language services development, combines a software stack with a code generation engine to build services that work efficiently and seamlessly between C++, Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, Erlang, Perl, Haskell, C#, Cocoa, JavaScript, Node.js, Smalltalk, OCaml and Delphi and other languages.

    What is Netty?

    Netty is a NIO client server framework which enables quick and easy development of network applications such as protocol servers and clients. It greatly simplifies and streamlines network programming such as TCP and UDP socket server.

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