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Alternatives to Actix

warp, Rocket, Iron, Hyper, and Elixir are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Actix.
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What is Actix and what are its top alternatives?

It is a simple, pragmatic and extremely fast web framework for Rust. Actors are objects which encapsulate state and behavior, they communicate exclusively by exchanging messages.
Actix is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Actix is an open source tool with 6.6K GitHub stars and 563 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Actix's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Actix

  • warp

    warp

    warp lets you securely share your terminal with one simple command: warp open. When connected to your warp, clients can see your terminal exactly as if they were sitting next to you. You can also grant them write access, the equivalent of handing them your keyboard. ...

  • Rocket

    Rocket

    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. ...

  • Iron

    Iron

    Iron is a high level web framework built in and for Rust, built on hyper. Iron is designed to take advantage of Rust's greatest features - its excellent type system and its principled approach to ownership in both single threaded and multi threaded contexts. ...

  • Hyper

    Hyper

    Hyper.sh is a secure container hosting service. What makes it different from AWS (Amazon Web Services) is that you don't start servers, but start docker images directly from Docker Hub or other registries. ...

  • Elixir

    Elixir

    Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain. ...

  • Flask

    Flask

    Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind. ...

  • Erlang

    Erlang

    Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems. ...

  • NGINX

    NGINX

    nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018. ...

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warp logo

warp

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Secure and simple terminal sharing
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PROS OF WARP
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    Lots of safe code
CONS OF WARP
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    Rocket

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    Web Framework for Rust
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    PROS OF ROCKET
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      Uses all the rust features extensively
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      Easy to use
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      Inbuilt templating feature
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      Django analog in rust
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      Provides nice abstractions
    CONS OF ROCKET
    • 1
      Only runs in nightly

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    Iron

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    Extensible web framework for Rust
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        Hyper

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            Elixir

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            PROS OF ELIXIR
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              Concurrency
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              Functional
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              Erlang vm
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              Great documentation
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              Great tooling
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              Immutable data structures
            • 78
              Open source
            • 74
              Pattern-matching
            • 61
              Easy to get started
            • 57
              Actor library
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              Ruby inspired
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              Functional with a neat syntax
            • 24
              Homoiconic
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              Erlang evolved
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              Beauty of Ruby, Speed of Erlang/C
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              Fault Tolerant
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              Simple
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              High Performance
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              Good lang
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              Doc as first class citizen
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              Stinkin' fast, no memory leaks, easy on the eyes
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              Pipe Operator
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              Resilient to failure
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              Fun to write
            • 5
              OTP
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              GenServer takes the guesswork out of background work
            • 4
              Not Swift
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              Pattern matching
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              Idempotence
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              Fast, Concurrent with clean error messages
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              Error isolation
            • 1
              Dynamic Typing
            CONS OF ELIXIR
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              Fewer jobs for Elixir experts
            • 7
              Smaller userbase than other mainstream languages
            • 5
              Elixir's dot notation less readable ("object": 1st arg)
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              Dynamic typing
            • 1
              Not a lot of learning books available

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            Lead Architect at Fresha · | 27 upvotes · 1.1M views

            When you think about test automation, it’s crucial to make it everyone’s responsibility (not just QA Engineers'). We started with Selenium and Java, but with our platform revolving around Ruby, Elixir and JavaScript, QA Engineers were left alone to automate tests. Cypress was the answer, as we could switch to JS and simply involve more people from day one. There's a downside too, as it meant testing on Chrome only, but that was "good enough" for us + if really needed we can always cover some specific cases in a different way.

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            Sebastian Gębski

            Another major decision was to adopt Elixir and Phoenix Framework - the DX (Developer eXperience) is pretty similar to what we know from RoR, but this tech is running on the top of rock-solid Erlang platform which is powering planet-scale telecom solutions for 20+ years. So we're getting pretty much the best from both worlds: minimum friction & smart conventions that eliminate the excessive boilerplate AND highly concurrent EVM (Erlang's Virtual Machine) that makes all the scalability problems vanish. The transition was very smooth - none of Ruby developers we had decided to leave because of Elixir. What is more, we kept recruiting Ruby developers w/o any requirement regarding Elixir proficiency & we still were able to educate them internally in almost no time. Obviously Elixir comes with some more tools in the stack: Credo , Hex , AppSignal (required to properly monitor BEAM apps).

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            Flask logo

            Flask

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            PROS OF FLASK
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              Lightweight
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              Python
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              Minimal
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              Open source
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              Documentation
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              Easy to use
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              Easy to setup and get it going
            • 52
              Well designed
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              Easy to develop and maintain applications
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              Easy to get started
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              Beautiful code
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              Rapid development
            • 12
              Awesome
            • 12
              Expressive
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              Powerful
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              Speed
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              Love it
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              Flexibilty
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              Simple to use
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              Perfect for small to large projects with superb docs.
            • 8
              Easy to integrate
            • 8
              Get started quickly
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              For it flexibility
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              Productive
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              Flexibilty and easy to use
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              Customizable
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              Flask
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              Not JS
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              User friendly
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              Secured
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              Unopinionated
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              Secure
            CONS OF FLASK
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              Not JS
            • 7
              Context
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              Not fast

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            Software Engineer at Pinterest · | 41 upvotes · 797.5K views
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            One of our top priorities at Pinterest is fostering a safe and trustworthy experience for all Pinners. As Pinterest’s user base and ads business grow, the review volume has been increasing exponentially, and more content types require moderation support. To solve greater engineering and operational challenges at scale, we needed a highly-reliable and performant system to detect, report, evaluate, and act on abusive content and users and so we created Pinqueue.

            Pinqueue-3.0 serves as a generic platform for content moderation and human labeling. Under the hood, Pinqueue3.0 is a Flask + React app powered by Pinterest’s very own Gestalt UI framework. On the backend, Pinqueue3.0 heavily relies on PinLater, a Pinterest-built reliable asynchronous job execution system, to handle the requests for enqueueing and action-taking. Using PinLater has significantly strengthened Pinqueue3.0’s overall infra with its capability of processing a massive load of events with configurable retry policies.

            Hundreds of millions of people around the world use Pinterest to discover and do what they love, and our job is to protect them from abusive and harmful content. We’re committed to providing an inspirational yet safe experience to all Pinners. Solving trust & safety problems is a joint effort requiring expertise across multiple domains. Pinqueue3.0 not only plays a critical role in responsively taking down unsafe content, it also has become an enabler for future ML/automation initiatives by providing high-quality human labels. Going forward, we will continue to improve the review experience, measure review quality and collaborate with our machine learning teams to solve content moderation beyond manual reviews at an even larger scale.

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            Erlang

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            A programming language used to build massively scalable soft real-time systems with requirements on high availability
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            PROS OF ERLANG
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              Concurrency Support
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              Real time, distributed applications
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              Fault tolerance
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              Soft real-time
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              Open source
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              Functional programming
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              Message passing
            • 13
              Immutable data
            • 11
              Works as expected
            • 4
              Facebook chat uses it at backend
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              Knowledgeable community
            • 3
              Practical
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              Bullets included
            CONS OF ERLANG
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              Another major decision was to adopt Elixir and Phoenix Framework - the DX (Developer eXperience) is pretty similar to what we know from RoR, but this tech is running on the top of rock-solid Erlang platform which is powering planet-scale telecom solutions for 20+ years. So we're getting pretty much the best from both worlds: minimum friction & smart conventions that eliminate the excessive boilerplate AND highly concurrent EVM (Erlang's Virtual Machine) that makes all the scalability problems vanish. The transition was very smooth - none of Ruby developers we had decided to leave because of Elixir. What is more, we kept recruiting Ruby developers w/o any requirement regarding Elixir proficiency & we still were able to educate them internally in almost no time. Obviously Elixir comes with some more tools in the stack: Credo , Hex , AppSignal (required to properly monitor BEAM apps).

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              Postmates built a tool called Bazaar that helps onboard new partners and handles several routine tasks, like nightly emails to merchants alerting them about items that are out of stock.

              Since they ran Bazaar across multiple instances, the team needed to avoid sending multiple emails to their partners by obtaining lock across multiple hosts. To solve their challenge, they created and open sourced ConsulMutEx, and an Elixir module for acquiring and releasing locks with Consul and other backends.

              It works with Consul’s KV store, as well as other backends, including ets, Erlang’s in-memory database.

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              NGINX

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                Performance
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                Easy to configure
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                Open source
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                Load balancer
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                Scalability
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                Free
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                Web server
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                Simplicity
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                Easy setup
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                Content caching
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                Web Accelerator
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                Capability
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                Fast
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                Predictability
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                High-latency
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                Reverse Proxy
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                Fast and lightweight
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                Supports http/2
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                Enterprise version
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                Great Community
              • 4
                Lots of Modules
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                The best of them
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                Streaming media
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                High perfomance proxy server
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                Embedded Lua scripting
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                Reversy Proxy
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                Streaming media delivery
              • 2
                Fast and easy to set up
              • 2
                Lightweight
              • 2
                Slim
              • 2
                saltstack
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                GRPC-Web
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                Virtual hosting
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                Narrow focus. Easy to configure. Fast
              • 1
                Along with Redis Cache its the Most superior
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                Ingress controller
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              CONS OF NGINX
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                Advanced features require subscription

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              We also implemented a dashboard app to handle user authentication/authorization, as well as a custom SSO server that runs on Heroku which allows experts to easily visit more than one instance without having to login repeatedly. The #Backend was implemented using my favorite #Stack which consists of FeathersJS on top of Node.js and ExpressJS with PostgreSQL as the main database. The #Frontend was implemented using React, Redux.js, Semantic UI React and the FeathersJS client. Though testing was light on this project, we chose to use AVA as well as ESLint to keep the codebase clean and consistent.

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              Gabriel Pa
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              NGINX
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              We switched to Traefik so we can use the REST API to dynamically configure subdomains and have the ability to redirect between multiple servers.

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