meow-mtl VS skunk

Compare meow-mtl vs skunk and see what are their differences.


Next Level MTL for Scala (by oleg-py)


A data access library for Scala + Postgres. (by tpolecat)
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meow-mtl skunk
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162 1,434
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0.0 9.6
3 months ago 2 days ago
Scala Scala
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of meow-mtl. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-19.


Posts with mentions or reviews of skunk. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-10-14.
  • New to Scala;
    8 projects | | 14 Oct 2022
    Definitely consider using skunk instead of doobie if you're working with postgres. Both libraries are from the same author.
    8 projects | | 14 Oct 2022
    The major performance issue with Skunk is tracked here. tl;dr prepared statements currently take a horrifying number of network round-trips to the database. I'm sympathetic to Rob's "what you see is what you get" priorities for Skunk. But I'm glad to see an outline of a plan that sounds like it would satisfy those objectives without being so, for lack of a better term, naïve in their pursuit.
  • Pleasant to use Scala libraries
    5 projects | | 6 Jul 2022
    The same creator is working on skunk, which is very exciting. Only works for Postgres though.
  • Zio / Zionomicon : is it worth it ?
    3 projects | | 1 Nov 2021
    The libraries doobie and skunk are more closely associated with cats. They both use cats-effect and fs2 for implementing database connectiona and input-output operations. The doobie library is a wrapper on JDBC, and as such is compatible with many DBMS, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, H2, Oracle... Whereas skunk is specific to PostgreSQL, and is based on using the server protocol of that database.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing meow-mtl and skunk you can also consider the following projects:

doobie - Functional JDBC layer for Scala.

doobie-quill - Integration between Doobie and Quill libraries

zio-magic - Construct ZLayers automagically (w/ helpful compile-time errors)

fly4s - A lightweight, simple and functional wrapper of Flyway using cats effect.

pfps-examples - :izakaya_lantern: Standalone examples shown in the book "Practical FP in Scala: A hands-on approach"

fs2-kafka - Functional Kafka Streams for Scala

pencil - Simple smtp client

cats-effect-testing - Integration between cats-effect and test frameworks

sbt-tpolecat - scalac options for the enlightened

slick - the last carousel you'll ever need

Play - Play Framework