Netty vs Apache Tomcat: 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, Apache Tomcat is detailed as "An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies". Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
Netty belongs to "Concurrency Frameworks" category of the tech stack, while Apache Tomcat can be primarily classified under "Web Servers".
"High Performance" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Netty, while over 76 developers mention "Easy" as the leading cause for choosing Apache Tomcat.
Netty and Apache Tomcat are both open source tools. It seems that Netty with 19.9K GitHub stars and 9.05K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Apache Tomcat with 3.51K GitHub stars and 2.4K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Apache Tomcat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 566 company stacks & 432 developers stacks; compared to Netty, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.
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