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Lagom Framework vs Spring: What are the differences?

What is Lagom Framework? A microservices framework. an open source framework for building reactive microservice systems in Java or Scala. Lagom builds on Akka and Play, proven technologies that are in production in some of the most demanding applications today. Its integrated development environment allows you to focus on solving business problems instead of wiring services together.

What is Spring? Provides a comprehensive programming and configuration model for modern Java-based enterprise applications. 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.

Lagom Framework and Spring are primarily classified as "Microservices" and "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools respectively.

Lagom Framework and Spring are both open source tools. It seems that Spring with 31.2K GitHub stars and 20.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Lagom Framework with 2.25K GitHub stars and 534 GitHub forks.

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I am a graduate student working as a software engineer in a company. For my personal development, I want to learn web development. I have some experience in Springboot while I was in university. So I want to continue with spring-boot, but I heard about Django. I'm reaching out to the experts here to help me choose a future proof framework. Django or Spring Boot?

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Kamrul Hasan, Don't choose dying technologies with small communities. How many startups do you think use Spring and Django? Use Google Trends to compare technologies. Study the StackOverflow developer survey and job websites to see what technologies are wanted. Few teams can afford to train you to get up to their level so be a life-long learner. Embrace the dawn of a new industry and become an expert.

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Sulaiman Sanusi
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I recommend you stick to Java Spring as you already have experience with the technology, i suggest you master this technology and then if Django seam to be very interesting to you, django is a framework you can easily pickup as python is also easy, you have to probably be able to manage the context switching between a static typed language like Java to dynamic language like python

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Gonzalo Fernández
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Hi Kamrul,

It really depends on the kind of project and whether you feel more comfortable with Java or Python. Both are excellent frameworks, with a huge community and learning material. I've been working with Spring Boot since I started coding almost and I can assure you it's the perfect combination for Java. The learning curve may be harder that Django, but once you know the basics you're good to go. I can't tell you much about Django but you must now by now that it has a great reputation with Python users. In any case I don't think you can go wrong with any of these two. My advice is, if you are already familiar with the Spring framework, give Spring Boot a try, because you're going to find out that it just makes the whole Spring experience so much easier. Let us know what you chose!

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Christoph Becker
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It depends on what you want. Spring is Java-based whereas Django is Python-based. The question rather is Java vs Python. I personally recommend Python as it's shorter and easy to learn. But Java has advantages in really big systems.

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Both are in active development and had huge community support. It really depends on you what you are comfortable with. Both are married to their respective languages. I choose Python over Java because of its simplicity and readability. To develop in java you need to write a lot of code. That's how java is. The best part I love with Django is its synchronization with Databases.

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Pros of Lagom Framework
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      Java
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      Open source
    • 133
      Great community
    • 120
      Very powerful
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      Enterprise
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      Lot of great subprojects
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      Easy setup
    • 44
      Convention , configuration, done
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      Standard
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      Love the logic
    • 12
      Good documentation
    • 10
      Dependency injection
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      Stability
    • 7
      MVC
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      Easy
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      Strong typing
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      Makes the hard stuff fun & the easy stuff automatic
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      Maven
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      Code maintenance
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      Best practices
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      Great Desgin
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      Easy Integration with Spring Security
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      Integrations with most other Java frameworks
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      Java has more support and more libraries
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      Supports vast databases
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      Large ecosystem with seamless integration
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      OracleDb integration
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      Live project

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    Cons of Lagom Framework
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        Draws you into its own ecosystem and bloat
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        Verbose configuration
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        Poor documentation
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        Java
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        Java is more verbose language in compare to python

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      What is Lagom Framework?

      an open source framework for building reactive microservice systems in Java or Scala. Lagom builds on Akka and Play, proven technologies that are in production in some of the most demanding applications today. Its integrated development environment allows you to focus on solving business problems instead of wiring services together.

      What is 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.

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