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Akka vs Protoactor: 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 Protoactor? Next generation Actor Model framework. 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.
Akka and Protoactor can be categorized as "Concurrency Frameworks" tools.
Akka is an open source tool with 11K GitHub stars and 3.28K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Akka's open source repository on GitHub.
Pros of Akka
- Great concurrency model32
- Actor Library12
- Open source10
- Message driven5
Pros of Protoactor
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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