Laravel vs Play: What are the differences?
Laravel: A PHP Framework For Web Artisans. Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Laravel attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching; Play: The High Velocity Web Framework For Java and Scala. Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.
Laravel and Play belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.
"Clean architecture", "Growing community" and "Composer friendly" are the key factors why developers consider Laravel; whereas "Scala", "Web-friendly architecture" and "Built on akka" are the primary reasons why Play is favored.
Laravel and Play are both open source tools. It seems that Laravel with 53.4K GitHub stars and 16.4K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Play with 11.2K GitHub stars and 3.77K GitHub forks.
9GAG, PedidosYa, and Swat.io are some of the popular companies that use Laravel, whereas Play is used by Coursera, Zalando, and Keen. Laravel has a broader approval, being mentioned in 831 company stacks & 773 developers stacks; compared to Play, which is listed in 112 company stacks and 47 developer stacks.