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Netty vs Orleans: What are the differences?

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.

What is Orleans? An approach to building distributed applications in .NET. Orleans is a framework that provides a straightforward approach to building distributed high-scale computing applications, without the need to learn and apply complex concurrency or other scaling patterns. It was created by Microsoft Research and designed for use in the cloud.

Netty and Orleans can be primarily classified as "Concurrency Frameworks" tools.

Netty and Orleans are both open source tools. It seems that Netty with 19.9K GitHub stars and 9.05K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Orleans with 5.11K GitHub stars and 1.24K GitHub forks.

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Pros of Netty
Pros of Orleans
  • 9
    High Performance
  • 4
    Easy to use
  • 3
    Just like it
  • 5
    Akka.net alternative
  • 4
    Distributed high-scale computing applications
  • 4
    Async/Await
  • 4
    Scalable
  • 4
    Virtual Actor Model
  • 4
    Open source
  • 3
    Cross Platform
  • 3
    Objects
  • 3
    Distributed ACID Transactions
  • 3
    Distributed Locking
  • 2
    Fast

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Cons of Netty
Cons of Orleans
  • 2
    Limited resources to learn from
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    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.

    What is Orleans?

    Orleans is a framework that provides a straightforward approach to building distributed high-scale computing applications, without the need to learn and apply complex concurrency or other scaling patterns. It was created by Microsoft Research and designed for use in the cloud.

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