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Akka vs Finagle: What are the differences?
What is Akka? Build powerful concurrent & distributed applications more easily. Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven applications on the JVM.
What is Finagle? An extensible RPC system for the JVM. 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.
Akka and Finagle can be primarily classified as "Concurrency Frameworks" tools.
Akka and Finagle are both open source tools. It seems that Akka with 10.1K GitHub stars and 3.04K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Finagle with 7.16K GitHub stars and 1.27K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Akka has a broader approval, being mentioned in 76 company stacks & 57 developers stacks; compared to Finagle, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
Pros of Akka
- Great concurrency model32
- Actor Library12
- Open source10
- Message driven5
Pros of Finagle
- Open Source3
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Cons of Akka
- Mixing futures with Akka tell is difficult3
- Closing of futures2
- No type safety2
- Very difficult to refactor1
- Typed actors still not stable1