Play vs Spring Framework: What are the differences?
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; Spring Framework: An application framework and inversion of control container for the Java platform. It provides a comprehensive programming and configuration model for modern Java-based enterprise applications - on any kind of deployment platform The framework's core features can be used by any Java application, but there are extensions for building web applications on top of the Java EE platform..
Play and Spring Framework can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.
Play and Spring Framework are both open source tools. Spring Framework with 30.6K GitHub stars and 19.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Play with 11.2K GitHub stars and 3.77K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Play has a broader approval, being mentioned in 112 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Spring Framework, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.