Akka became the de-facto solution for Scala web development?

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  • Finch.io

    Scala combinator library for building Finagle HTTP services (by finagle)

    Finagle, possibly with Finch on top.

  • Play

    The Community Maintained High Velocity Web Framework For Java and Scala.

    Play, blergh for some, not blergh for others ;)

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  • Finagle

    A fault tolerant, protocol-agnostic RPC system

    Finagle, possibly with Finch on top.

  • Http4s

    A minimal, idiomatic Scala interface for HTTP


  • Akka

    Build highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven applications on the JVM

    For now, Scala 3 projects can depend on the 2.13 version of Akka, but work on publishing Akka for Scala 3 seems to be progressing steadily: https://github.com/akka/akka/issues/30243

  • msdemos

    Demostration of simple microservices written in Scala using various frameworks

    I've written sample apps in Scala 3 that all do the same thing at https://github.com/hohonuuli/msdemos using akka-http (some issues at the moment), cask, finatra (which doesn't work with Scala 3), helidon, http4s, javalin, scalatra, sparkjava, vertx, and zio-http. I wrote those as an exercise in understanding particular frameworks and benchmarking them. (I write a lot of microservices). You can peruse the code there to get a feel for what it takes to write a service in a particular framework

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