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C++ vs Netty: What are the differences?

What is C++? Has imperative, object-oriented and generic programming features, while also providing the facilities for low level memory manipulation. C++ compiles directly to a machine's native code, allowing it to be one of the fastest languages in the world, if optimized.

What is 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.

C++ belongs to "Languages" category of the tech stack, while Netty can be primarily classified under "Concurrency Frameworks".

"Performance" is the primary reason why developers consider C++ over the competitors, whereas "High Performance" was stated as the key factor in picking Netty.

Netty is an open source tool with 19.7K GitHub stars and 8.92K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Netty's open source repository on GitHub.

Lyft, Twitch, and Coderus are some of the popular companies that use C++, whereas Netty is used by Outbrain, Appian, and Rapido. C++ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 194 company stacks & 357 developers stacks; compared to Netty, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

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What is C++?

C++ compiles directly to a machine's native code, allowing it to be one of the fastest languages in the world, if optimized.

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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