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Finatra vs Play: What are the differences?

What is Finatra? Fast, testable, Scala services built on TwitterServer and Finagle, by Twitter. 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.

What is Play? The High Velocity Web Framework For Java and Scala. 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.

Finatra and Play can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Fast" is the top reason why over 4 developers like Finatra, while over 73 developers mention "Scala" as the leading cause for choosing Play.

Finatra and Play are both open source tools. It seems that Play with 11.2K GitHub stars and 3.77K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Finatra with 1.93K GitHub stars and 355 GitHub forks.

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.

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.
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      Scalatra
      It combines the power of the JVM with the beauty and brevity of Scala, helping you quickly build high-performance web sites and APIs.
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      Finagle is an extensible RPC system for the JVM, used to construct high-concurrency servers. Finagle implements uniform client and server APIs for several protocols, and is designed for high performance and concurrency.
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      Decisions about Finatra and Play
      Alex A
      Alex A
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      Some may wonder why did we choose Grails ? Really good question :) We spent quite some time to evaluate what framework to go with and the battle was between Play Scala and Grails ( Groovy ). We have enough experience with both and, to be honest, I absolutely in love with Scala; however, the tipping point for us was the potential speed of development. Grails allows much faster development pace than Play , and as of right now this is the most important parameter. We might convert later though. Also, worth mentioning, by default Grails comes with Gradle as a build tool, so why change?

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      datapile uses PlayPlay

      Play is a central framework/component/library (not sure what to call things these days) in Scala. We <3 Scala, and therefore we <3 Play.

      Play is on of several frameworks we are prototyping and vetting for various public-facing websites, and may ultimately be the framework behind the main datapile.io website.

      Avatar of Stanislaus Madueke
      Stanislaus Madueke uses PlayPlay

      I used Play to build a configuration UI for the service, which let you create and manage the menus (a hierarchical tree of options and actions).

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      Ascendify uses PlayPlay

      Moving some micro services to Play Framework with Scala

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      papaver uses PlayPlay

      used play at talenthouse. uber powerful backend.

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      Jovi Kao uses PlayPlay

      API server framework

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