Quill VS Slick

Compare Quill vs Slick and see what are their differences.

Slick

Slick (Scala Language Integrated Connection Kit) is a modern database query and access library for Scala (by slick)
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Quill Slick
15 17
2,140 2,641
0.2% 0.1%
9.0 8.7
4 days ago 15 days ago
Scala Scala
Apache License 2.0 BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License
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Quill

Posts with mentions or reviews of Quill. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-06-02.
  • Dear Sir, You Have Built a Compiler (2022)
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Aug 2023
    https://github.com/zio/zio-quill

    This library does exactly what you prescribe. Pretty sure under the hood it's using macros with string templates

  • Sketch of a Post-ORM
    14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Jun 2023
  • Why use Spark?
    1 project | /r/dataengineering | 10 Jan 2023
    But I can connect to Postgress with something like Quill and run sophisticated queries to fetch data. Which then got me thinking, what is the difference between using Spark to connect to the database and using something like Quill or your normal pure JDBC driver?
  • What's the point of opaque type aliases (and are they actually sound)?
    1 project | /r/scala | 26 Nov 2022
    Just as an example, say you are using quill ( https://getquill.io/ ) to query your database.
  • I want to move to Scala 3, but I'm not sure what libraries to use
    11 projects | /r/scala | 31 Aug 2022
  • Query DSL in Scala ?
    1 project | /r/scala | 24 Feb 2022
    I think Quill is the closest to your request: https://github.com/zio/zio-quill
  • Doobie tutorial: databases and pure FP in Scala
    1 project | /r/scala | 21 Jan 2022
    If this still looks like too much hassle, you can always go a bit higher-level and use something like Quill, which is also a powerful approach that uses a different, more ORM-like style.
  • Ask HN: What cutting-edge technology do you use?
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Dec 2021
    I'm using it mostly for full-stack web development with ScalaJS (https://www.scala-js.org) in the frontend (https://outwatch.github.io/docs/readme.html) and in the backend with AWS lambdas.

    The ecosystem is currently in the process of porting all the libraries to Scala 3. So if you're new to Scala, I'd recommend to start with Scala 2, which is rock-solid and already very powerful.

    I never worked with SQLAlchemy. But on the scala database side, popular libraries are Doobie (https://tpolecat.github.io/doobie) and Quill (https://getquill.io). Keep in mind that these are for Scala on the JVM. On the ScalaJS side I'm using the javascript library pg. But I'd like to try if it works well with Prisma soon.

    The nice thing about ScalaJS is, that you can use Javascript libraries. And if there are typescript facades, then you can transpile these to Scala and use them in a type safe way (https://scalablytyped.org).

  • Fp libraries that target scala 3 exclusively?
    5 projects | /r/scala | 22 Nov 2021
    I know that libraries like Scodec and shapeless were rewritten practically from scratch for Scala 3, taking advantage of the next syntax and internals, as well as protoquill - a Scala 3 implementation of Quill.
  • Best Scala framework / libraries out there ?
    4 projects | /r/scala | 31 Oct 2021
    Akka HTTP, Cats, Quill, ninny, Monix Observable, mill.

Slick

Posts with mentions or reviews of Slick. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-07-12.
  • How many people/companies are fully on Scala 3?
    4 projects | /r/scala | 12 Jul 2023
  • First Slick prerelease for Scala 3!
    2 projects | /r/scala | 9 Jul 2023
    Made a PR on slick to document this https://github.com/slick/slick/pull/2760 (workaround is quite easy, you can just define def tupled = (apply _).tupled in the companion object of the case class and it will also compile for all Scala versions).
  • Sketch of a Post-ORM
    14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Jun 2023
    The Scala ecosystem has a few ways to do composable type-safe query building, e.g. Slick[0] or more recently Quill[1]. . I believe both also have ways to do compile-time string interpolation (e.g. sql"""select * from users where id = ${user.id}""") which generate prepared statements (I know Slick does prepared statements. Quill has similar macros but I haven't looked into how safe they are to use).

    [0] https://scala-slick.org/

  • Slick 3.5.0-M3 has been released
    1 project | /r/scala | 30 Apr 2023
    Release notes at https://github.com/slick/slick/releases/tag/v3.5.0-M3
  • Database abstraction library which allows a clean domain model
    2 projects | /r/scala | 20 Jan 2023
    With all this in mind, I landed at the first candidate: slick from https://scala-slick.org/ that you all probably know.
  • Scala 3 migration: 7 benefits that outweigh the risks
    2 projects | /r/scala | 3 Nov 2022
    I think Slick's current priority is also getting in Scala 3 support: https://github.com/slick/slick/issues/2177
  • Slick 3.4.x is here!
    3 projects | /r/scala | 18 Sep 2022
    Future releases might not be announced here. To get notified, go to https://github.com/slick/slick, click the Watch dropdown button at the top, select Custom, check Releases, and click Apply.
  • Is there any good resource for learning Slick (3.x)?
    2 projects | /r/scala | 2 Sep 2022
    https://github.com/slick/slick/pull/2097 now I use slightly lower version of slick so this might be an upgrade that resolves (I do recall using it in 21 and it was still buggy and I filed a ticket, which I cannot find at the moment), but given a complex enough query (we have one in PROD which has tons of flexibility in terms of filters that can be passed in) but it also makes for complex code.
  • Slick 3.4.0 is imminent
    2 projects | /r/scala | 16 Aug 2022
    I started writing a reply but then I realized it would be long and depends on exactly what you mean, so maybe it's better to post the question in https://github.com/slick/slick/discussions/categories/questions?
  • 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.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Quill and Slick you can also consider the following projects:

doobie - Functional JDBC layer for Scala.

ScalikeJDBC - A tidy SQL-based DB access library for Scala developers. This library naturally wraps JDBC APIs and provides you easy-to-use APIs.

Phantom - Schema safe, type-safe, reactive Scala driver for Cassandra/Datastax Enterprise

Squeryl - A Scala DSL for talking with databases with minimum verbosity and maximum type safety

Clickhouse-scala-client - Clickhouse Scala Client with Reactive Streams support

zio-protoquill - Quill for Scala 3

Sorm - A functional boilerplate-free Scala ORM

Anorm - The Anorm database library

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