Play vs. Dancer 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 Dancer?

Dancer is a free and open source micro web application framework written in Perl.

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 Dancer?
Why do you like Dancer?

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 Dancer?
No Cons submitted yet for Dancer
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What are the cons of using Escher?
No Cons submitted yet for Escher
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What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What companies use Dancer?
4 companies on StackShare use Dancer
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 Dancer?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Dancer
What tools integrate with Escher?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Escher

What are some alternatives to Play, Dancer, 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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