Play vs. Iris vs. Finatra

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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 Iris?

The fastest web framework for Go.

What is Finatra?

At Twitter, Finagle provides the building blocks for most of the code written on the JVM. It has long-served as Twitter's extensible, protocol-agnostic, highly-scalable RPC framework.
Why do developers choose Play?
Why do you like Play?

Why do developers choose Iris?
Why do you like Iris?

Why do developers choose Finatra?
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What are the cons of using Play?
Downsides of Play?

What are the cons of using Iris?
No Cons submitted yet for Iris
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What are the cons of using Finatra?
No Cons submitted yet for Finatra
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What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What companies use Iris?
1 companies on StackShare use Iris
What companies use Finatra?
5 companies on StackShare use Finatra
What tools integrate with Play?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play
What tools integrate with Iris?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Iris
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Play, Iris, and Finatra?

  • 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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