async-std VS actix-web

Compare async-std vs actix-web and see what are their differences.


Actix Web is a powerful, pragmatic, and extremely fast web framework for Rust. (by actix)
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async-std actix-web
19 171
3,828 20,158
0.8% 1.8%
5.3 9.2
2 months ago 5 days ago
Rust Rust
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of async-std. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-03.
  • Stabilizing async fn in traits in 2023 | Inside Rust Blog
    5 projects | /r/rust | 3 May 2023
    But maybe check out the discussion here or something (the blog post was linked on the end of it)
  • Anyone using io_uring?
    8 projects | /r/rust | 18 Aug 2022
    Have a look at these:
  • Any plans for built-in support of Vec2/Vec3/Vec4 in Rust?
    11 projects | /r/rust | 29 Jul 2022
    In fact, there are a lot of crates in Rust where in other programming languages, it would be included in the standard library. Examples are regex, random number generators, additional iterator methods, macros for other collections, num traits, loggers, HTTP libraries, error handling, async runtimes, serialization and deserialization, date and time, and many more.
  • 18 factors powering the Rust revolution, Part 2 of 3
    13 projects | | 10 Apr 2022
    Two major projects (non std lib but extremely commonly used) stand out in the area of async programming: Async std and Tokio - no doubt familiar to anyone that has turned an eye towards Rust for a second too long. Async architecture in general is likely very familiar to JavaScript programmers but in Rust there are some extra considerations (like ownership of the data that is thrown into an async function). Tokio is fast becoming a heavily supported and road tested async framework, with a thread scheduling runtime "baked in" that has learned from the history of Go, Erlang, and Java thread schedulers.
  • What are the side-effects of using different runtimes in the same codebase?
    2 projects | /r/rust | 21 Feb 2022
    Ah... and ?
  • Hey Rustaceans! Got an easy question? Ask here (51/2021)!
    7 projects | /r/rust | 21 Dec 2021
    async-std: Basically a Tokio alternative with a few different design decisions.
  • Why asynchronous Rust doesn't work
    3 projects | /r/programming | 13 Nov 2021
    Go's solution is for the scheduler to notice after a while when a goroutine has blocked execution and to shift goroutines waiting their turn to another thread. async-std pondered a similar approach with tasks, but it proved controversial and was never merged.
  • Building static Rust binaries for Linux
    6 projects | | 17 Oct 2021
    This indicates curl, zlib, openssl, and libnghttp2 as well as a bunch of WASM-related things are being dynamically linked into my executable. To resolve this, I looked at the build features exposed by surf and found that it selects the "curl_client" feature by default, which can be turned off and replaced with "h1-client-rustls" which uses an HTTP client backed by rustls and async-std and no dynamically linked libraries. Enabling this build feature removed all -sys dependencies from androidx-release-watcher, allowing me to build static executables of it.
  • Rust async is colored, and that’s not a big deal
    4 projects | /r/rust | 14 Mar 2021
    And also, the actual PR never got merged.
    4 projects | /r/rust | 14 Mar 2021
    Many people believe that based on the blog post about it, but the PR was actually never merged, and the approach was abandoned due to various issues.


Posts with mentions or reviews of actix-web. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-04-09.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing async-std and actix-web you can also consider the following projects:

axum - Ergonomic and modular web framework built with Tokio, Tower, and Hyper

tokio - A runtime for writing reliable asynchronous applications with Rust. Provides I/O, networking, scheduling, timers, ...

Rocket - A web framework for Rust.

Tide - Fast and friendly HTTP server framework for async Rust

tonic - A native gRPC client & server implementation with async/await support.

hyper - An HTTP library for Rust

salvo - A powerful web framework built with a simplified design.

Gotham - A flexible web framework that promotes stability, safety, security and speed.

warp - A super-easy, composable, web server framework for warp speeds.

Iron - An Extensible, Concurrent Web Framework for Rust

Nickel - An expressjs inspired web framework for Rust