Netty vs Spring Boot: What are the differences?
Developers describe Netty as "Asynchronous event-driven network application framework". Netty is a NIO client server framework which enables quick and easy development of network applications such as protocol servers and clients. It greatly simplifies and streamlines network programming such as TCP and UDP socket server. On the other hand, Spring Boot is detailed as "Create Spring-powered, production-grade applications and services with absolute minimum fuss". 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.
Netty can be classified as a tool in the "Concurrency Frameworks" category, while Spring Boot is grouped under "Frameworks (Full Stack)".
"High Performance" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Netty, while over 78 developers mention "Powerful and handy" as the leading cause for choosing Spring Boot.
Netty and Spring Boot are both open source tools. It seems that Spring Boot with 39.8K GitHub stars and 25.8K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Netty with 19.9K GitHub stars and 9.05K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Spring Boot has a broader approval, being mentioned in 333 company stacks & 615 developers stacks; compared to Netty, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.
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