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Elixir vs Netty: What are the differences?

Elixir: Dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications. Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain; 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.

Elixir and Netty are primarily classified as "Languages" and "Concurrency Frameworks" tools respectively.

"Concurrency" is the top reason why over 124 developers like Elixir, while over 2 developers mention "High Performance" as the leading cause for choosing Netty.

Elixir and Netty are both open source tools. It seems that Netty with 19.7K GitHub stars and 8.92K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Elixir with 15.5K GitHub stars and 2.21K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Elixir has a broader approval, being mentioned in 175 company stacks & 183 developers stacks; compared to Netty, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

What is Elixir?

Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.

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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      What are some alternatives to Elixir and Netty?
      Go
      Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.
      Erlang
      Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.
      Clojure
      Clojure is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language - it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system.
      Ruby
      Ruby is a language of careful balance. Its creator, Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, blended parts of his favorite languages (Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp) to form a new language that balanced functional programming with imperative programming.
      Rust
      Rust is a systems programming language that combines strong compile-time correctness guarantees with fast performance. It improves upon the ideas of other systems languages like C++ by providing guaranteed memory safety (no crashes, no data races) and complete control over the lifecycle of memory.
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      Decisions about Elixir and Netty
      StackShare Editors
      StackShare Editors
      Erlang
      Erlang
      Elixir
      Elixir
      Consul
      Consul

      Postmates built a tool called Bazaar that helps onboard new partners and handles several routine tasks, like nightly emails to merchants alerting them about items that are out of stock.

      Since they ran Bazaar across multiple instances, the team needed to avoid sending multiple emails to their partners by obtaining lock across multiple hosts. To solve their challenge, they created and open sourced ConsulMutEx, and an Elixir module for acquiring and releasing locks with Consul and other backends.

      It works with Consul’s KV store, as well as other backends, including ets, Erlang’s in-memory database.

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      Sebastian Gębski
      Sebastian Gębski
      CTO at Shedul/Fresha · | 7 upvotes · 38.6K views
      atFresha EngineeringFresha Engineering
      AppSignal
      AppSignal
      Hex
      Hex
      Credo
      Credo
      Erlang
      Erlang
      Phoenix Framework
      Phoenix Framework
      Elixir
      Elixir

      Another major decision was to adopt Elixir and Phoenix Framework - the DX (Developer eXperience) is pretty similar to what we know from RoR, but this tech is running on the top of rock-solid Erlang platform which is powering planet-scale telecom solutions for 20+ years. So we're getting pretty much the best from both worlds: minimum friction & smart conventions that eliminate the excessive boilerplate AND highly concurrent EVM (Erlang's Virtual Machine) that makes all the scalability problems vanish. The transition was very smooth - none of Ruby developers we had decided to leave because of Elixir. What is more, we kept recruiting Ruby developers w/o any requirement regarding Elixir proficiency & we still were able to educate them internally in almost no time. Obviously Elixir comes with some more tools in the stack: Credo , Hex , AppSignal (required to properly monitor BEAM apps).

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      Reviews of Elixir and Netty
      Review ofElixirElixir

      i've give a try to Ruby, Crystal, Python and GO, and yeah, for web development i use Elixir-Phoenix, because idk why just amazing, my phoenix app is very stable (comparing to api that written in other language), Ruby is slow, Crystal has unstable API, GO, umm yeah, you need too complicated (i use golang for microservice)

      How developers use Elixir and Netty
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      Provide Booking uses ElixirElixir

      Huge boon to productivity when coupled with Phoenix. Moreover, it has made background jobs and all the unseen aspects of a business easily abstracted.

      Avatar of Walter
      Walter uses ElixirElixir

      Knowledge collection, collation, and enrichment. Business logic.

      Avatar of Ruben Timmerman
      Ruben Timmerman uses ElixirElixir

      For some internal tools like our email deliverability monitor

      Avatar of Ryan Jennings
      Ryan Jennings uses ElixirElixir

      language used by phoenix framework

      Avatar of olenderhub
      olenderhub uses ElixirElixir

      Elixir and Phoenix are awesome.

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