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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 Spring Boot?

Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.

What is Tornado?

By using non-blocking network I/O, Tornado can scale to tens of thousands of open connections, making it ideal for long polling, WebSockets, and other applications that require a long-lived connection to each user.
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What are some alternatives to Play, Spring Boot, and Tornado?
Node.js
Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
ASP.NET
.NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.
Rails
Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
Django
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
Laravel
It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
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Review ofSpring BootSpring Boot

spring boot allow my team to start building web services quickly and package it in a stand alone application

How developers use Play, Spring Boot, and Tornado
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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.

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SpreadServe uses TornadoTornado

SpreadServe's RealTimeWebServer is built in Tornado. Spreadsheets loaded into SpreadServeEngine instances are projected into browsers using Tornado. Server side recalcs are pushed to the browser using web sockets.

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Climate CoLab uses Spring BootSpring Boot

Spring-Boot allows us to create stand-alone web servers and helps us configure many of our dependencies with sane default, while maintaining flexibility where we need it.

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papaver uses TornadoTornado

setup an api for a client with tornado backend. incredibly fast and lightweight. unfortunately breaks down when using third party libraries which block internally.

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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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Banyan uses TornadoTornado

Tornado with Async/Await coroutines provided in Python 3.5 make up for an excellent stack for a micro-service.

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Emcee uses Spring BootSpring Boot

Probably the best application framework in Java, by far. Time-proven, mature.

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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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p009922 uses Spring BootSpring Boot

light weight server approach for REST-services

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Project44 uses Spring BootSpring Boot

All services are spring-boot applications.

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Vaadin uses Spring BootSpring Boot

Solid base for Java-based web app backend

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Jovi Kao uses PlayPlay

API server framework

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