Spray VS Finch.io

Compare Spray vs Finch.io and see what are their differences.


A suite of scala libraries for building and consuming RESTful web services on top of Akka: lightweight, asynchronous, non-blocking, actor-based, testable (by spray)


Scala combinator library for building Finagle HTTP services (by finagle)
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Spray Finch.io
1 1
2,539 1,555
0.0% 0.3%
0.0 1.3
almost 5 years ago 6 days ago
Scala Scala
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Spray. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-21.
  • Scala: A Love Story
    4 projects | dev.to | 21 Apr 2021
    I purchased the very entertaining book Seven Languages in Seven Weeks. Although I found Haskell fascinating and tempting, I knew it was unrealistic to introduce it in our company. Scala on the other hand looked like it could be the holy grail: All the characteristics I was looking for, no need to abandon the JVM and its cornucopia of tools and libraries, and the possibility for coexistence with Java and therefore incremental adoption. After implementing some simple programs to identify any immediate risks of committing to the language and its ecosystem, I started to introduce Scala in customer projects. Luckily, I was fortunate enough to work with open-minded, curious, and ambitious team members who were also experienced enough to appreciate the benefits of the language. We immediately applied our experience with functional programming, and embraced immutability. Libraries like Slick and Akka HTTP (we actually started out with its predecessor, Spray) made building database-backed REST services a breeze. And the resulting code was robust and highly maintainable. Scala's expressive type system and type inference made it easy to build a restrictive, consistent domain model without bloating the code. There was virtually no overhead. Any boilerplate could be easily abstracted out. In the end, the application code felt natural, concise and elegant. Programming was fun again.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Finch.io. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-18.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Spray and Finch.io you can also consider the following projects:

Http4s - A minimal, idiomatic Scala interface for HTTP

Akka HTTP - The Streaming-first HTTP server/module of Akka

lolhttp - An HTTP Server and Client library for Scala.

Fintrospect - Implement fast, type-safe HTTP webservices for Finagle

jefe - Manages installation, updating, downloading, launching, error reporting, and more for your application.

featherbed - Asynchronous Scala HTTP client using Finagle, Shapeless and Cats

scommons-api - Common REST API Scala/Scala.js components

scalaj-http - Simple scala wrapper for HttpURLConnection. OAuth included.

Scalaxb - scalaxb is an XML data binding tool for Scala.

Tubesocks - A comfortable and fashionable way to have bi-directional conversations with modern web servers.