Spring vs. Play

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What is Spring?

A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.

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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Why do developers choose Spring?
Why do you like Spring?

Why do developers choose Play?
Why do you like Play?

What are the cons of using Spring?
Downsides of Spring?

What are the cons of using Play?
Downsides of Play?

What companies use Spring?
410 companies on StackShare use Spring
What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What tools integrate with Spring?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Spring
What tools integrate with Play?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play

What are some alternatives to Spring and Play?

  • 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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