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Rocket vs Vapor: What are the differences?
Developers describe Rocket as "Web Framework for Rust". Rocket is a web framework for Rust that makes it simple to write fast web applications without sacrificing flexibility or type safety. All with minimal code. On the other hand, Vapor is detailed as "A type-safe web framework for Swift". Vapor is the first true web framework for Swift. It provides a beautifully expressive foundation for your app without tying you to any single server implementation.
Rocket and Vapor belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.
"Uses all the rust features extensively" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Rocket, while over 4 developers mention "Fast" as the leading cause for choosing Vapor.
Rocket and Vapor are both open source tools. Vapor with 16.7K GitHub stars and 989 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Rocket with 7.29K GitHub stars and 489 GitHub forks.
Pros of Rocket
- Easy to use4
- Uses all the rust features extensively4
- Inbuilt templating feature1
- Django analog in rust1
- Provides nice abstractions1
Pros of Vapor
- Great for apis5
- Good Abstraction5
- Compiled to machine code4
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Cons of Rocket
- Only runs in nightly1
Cons of Vapor
- Server side swift is still in its infancy1
- Not as much support available.1