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Alternatives to ZIO

RxJS, Akka, Netty, Finagle, and Redux Observable are the most popular alternatives and competitors to ZIO.
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What is ZIO and what are its top alternatives?

It is a type-safe composable asynchronous and concurrent programming library for Scala that is based on pure functional programming.
ZIO is a tool in the Concurrency Frameworks category of a tech stack.
ZIO is an open source tool with 3.2K GitHub stars and 962 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to ZIO's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to ZIO

  • RxJS

    RxJS

    RxJS is a library for reactive programming using Observables, to make it easier to compose asynchronous or callback-based code. This project is a rewrite of Reactive-Extensions/RxJS with better performance, better modularity, better debuggable call stacks, while staying mostly backwards compatible, with some breaking changes that reduce the API surface. ...

  • Akka

    Akka

    Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven applications on the JVM. ...

  • Netty

    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. ...

  • Finagle

    Finagle

    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. ...

  • Redux Observable

    Redux Observable

    It allows developers to dispatch a function that returns an observable, promise or iterable of action(s). Compose and cancel async actions to create side effects and more. ...

  • Orleans

    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. ...

  • Tokio

    Tokio

    It is an open source library providing an asynchronous, event driven platform for building fast, reliable, and lightweight network applications. It leverages Rust's ownership and concurrency model to ensure thread safety. ...

  • Protoactor

    Protoactor

    It is a Next generation Actor Model framework. It introduces "Actor Standard Protocol", a predefined contract of base primitives which can be consumed by different language implementations. This is a game changer in the field of actor systems, you are now free to pick and choose languages for your different actor based microservices in a way never seen before. ...

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RxJS

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The Reactive Extensions for JavaScript
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PROS OF RXJS
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    Easier async data chaining and combining
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    Steep learning curve, but offers predictable operations
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    Easier testing
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    Ability to build your own stream
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    Works great with any state management implementation
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    Simplifies state management
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    Great for push based architecture
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    Observable subjects
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    Documentation
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    Lot of build-in operators
CONS OF RXJS
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    Steep learning curve

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Akka

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Build powerful concurrent & distributed applications more easily
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PROS OF AKKA
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    Great concurrency model
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    Fast
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    Actor Library
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    Open source
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    Resilient
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    Scalable
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    Message driven
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    Mixing futures with Akka tell is difficult
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    Closing of futures
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    No type safety
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    Typed actors still not stable
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    Very difficult to refactor

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To solve the problem of scheduling and executing arbitrary tasks in its distributed infrastructure, PagerDuty created an open-source tool called Scheduler. Scheduler is written in Scala and uses Cassandra for task persistence. It also adds Apache Kafka to handle task queuing and partitioning, with Akka to structure the library’s concurrency.

The service’s logic schedules a task by passing it to the Scheduler’s Scala API, which serializes the task metadata and enqueues it into Kafka. Scheduler then consumes the tasks, and posts them to Cassandra to prevent data loss.

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Netty

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Asynchronous event-driven network application framework
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PROS OF NETTY
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    High Performance
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    Easy to use
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    Just like it
CONS OF NETTY
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    Limited resources to learn from

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Finagle

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An extensible RPC system for the JVM
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PROS OF FINAGLE
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    Fast
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    HTTP-friendly
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    Open Source
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    Redux Observable

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    A powerful middleware for Redux using RxJS
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        Orleans

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        An approach to building distributed applications in .NET
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        PROS OF ORLEANS
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          Akka.net alternative
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          Open source
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          Distributed high-scale computing applications
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          Async/Await
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          Objects
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          Distributed ACID Transactions
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          Cross Platform
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          Distributed Locking
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          Scalable
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          Fast
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          Virtual Actor Model
        CONS OF ORLEANS
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          Tokio

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          Runtime for writing reliable asynchronous applications with Rust
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              Protoactor

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              Next generation Actor Model framework
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