Play vs. Cocoa Touch (iOS) vs. Escher

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What is Play?

Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.

What is Cocoa Touch (iOS)?

The Cocoa Touch layer contains key frameworks for building iOS apps. These frameworks define the appearance of your app. They also provide the basic app infrastructure and support for key technologies such as multitasking, touch-based input, push notifications, and many high-level system services.

What is Escher?

A web server for 2016. Escher's built-in web server allows you to create interactive UIs with very little code. It takes care of messaging between Julia and the browser under-the-hood. It can also hot-load code: you can see your UI evolve as you save your changes to it.
Why do developers choose Play?
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Why do developers choose Cocoa Touch (iOS)?
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Why do developers choose Escher?
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What are the cons of using Play?
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What are the cons of using Escher?
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What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What companies use Cocoa Touch (iOS)?
43 companies on StackShare use Cocoa Touch (iOS)
What companies use Escher?
0 companies on StackShare use Escher
What tools integrate with Play?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play
What tools integrate with Cocoa Touch (iOS)?
20 tools on StackShare integrate with Cocoa Touch (iOS)
What tools integrate with Escher?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Escher

What are some alternatives to Play, Cocoa Touch (iOS), and Escher?

  • Node.js - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications
  • Rails - Web development that doesn't hurt
  • Android SDK - The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
  • Django - The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

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