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Akka vs RxJS: 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 RxJS? The Reactive Extensions for JavaScript. 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 and RxJS belong to "Concurrency Frameworks" category of the tech stack.

Akka and RxJS are both open source tools. RxJS with 19.7K GitHub stars and 2.26K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Akka with 10.1K GitHub stars and 3.04K GitHub forks.

Asana, Rainist, and ContentSquare are some of the popular companies that use Akka, whereas RxJS is used by Portfolium, Free Code Camp, and Onefootball. Akka has a broader approval, being mentioned in 76 company stacks & 57 developers stacks; compared to RxJS, which is listed in 57 company stacks and 44 developer stacks.

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Pros of Akka
Pros of RxJS
  • 32
    Great concurrency model
  • 17
    Fast
  • 12
    Actor Library
  • 10
    Open source
  • 7
    Resilient
  • 5
    Scalable
  • 5
    Message driven
  • 4
    Easier async data chaining and combining
  • 3
    Steep learning curve, but offers predictable operations
  • 2
    Easier testing
  • 2
    Ability to build your own stream
  • 2
    Works great with any state management implementation
  • 1
    Simplifies state management
  • 1
    Great for push based architecture
  • 1
    Observable subjects
  • 1
    Documentation
  • 1
    Lot of build-in operators

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Cons of Akka
Cons of RxJS
  • 3
    Mixing futures with Akka tell is difficult
  • 2
    Closing of futures
  • 2
    No type safety
  • 1
    Very difficult to refactor
  • 1
    Typed actors still not stable
  • 3
    Steep learning curve

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What is Akka?

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

What is 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.

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Spring
A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.
Scala
Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.
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.
Kafka
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
Spring Boot
Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.
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