Two frameworks enter, one framework leaves.
This was my presentation from the 2014 Scala Matsuri Conference in Japan. My hope is that the talk is useful not only as a comparison between these two specific frameworks, but also as a model for how to evaluate other web frameworks in the future:
- Learn: getting started, ramp up, overall learning curve.
- Develop: routing, templates, i18n, forms, json, xml, data store access, real time web.
- Test: unit tests, functional tests, integration tests, test coverage.
- Secure: CSRF, XSS, code injection, headers, authentication, security advisories.
- Build: compile, run tests, preprocess static content (sass/less/CoffeScript), package.
- Deploy: hosting, monitoring, configuration.
- Debug: step by step debugger, profilers, logging,
- Scale: throughput, latency, concurrency.
- Maintain: code reuse, stability, maturity, type safety, IDEs.
- Share: open source activity, mailing lists, popularity, plugins, commercial support, jobs.
(Discussion on HN)