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People have started looking for 10 alternatives to the now-defunct Actix-web since its death. Some may end up forking Actix-web and evolve it into something uniquely theirs. Others may have started porting their applications to other frameworks or even out of Rust. In any case, we need to move on.
10 Alternatives To Actix-Web
These alternatives Actix-Web must not be taken at face value. However, they represent the next step going forward.
|Commits||Rels||Contrib||Stars||Issues||Licenses||Current Release Version / Date|
|Gotham||1307||12||41||1.5k||50||MIT, Apache 2.0||0.2.0 (pre-release) /
July 15, 2019
|Iron||1745||8||134||5.5k||43||MIT||0.6.1 / Aug 15, 2019|
|Nickel||642||12||54||2.7k||46||MIT||0.9.0 / Sep 23, 2016|
|Rocket||1285||49||144||8.7k||106||Apache 2.0||0.4.2 / Dec 11, 2019|
|Tide||622||10||60||1.6k||62||Apache 2.0||0.51 / Dec 21, 2019|
|Tower Web||226||11||26||786||74||MIT||0.3.6 / Mar 14, 2019|
|Wrap||384||22||64||1.5k||57||MIT||0.2.0 / Jan 16, 2020|
|Yew||1072||13||95||10.1k||95||Apache 2.0||0.11.0 / Jan 6, 2020|
Comparing to the alternatives, the now-defunct Actix-web had 3031 commits and 192 releases. The latest and last release was on January 10th, 2020. Also, there were 857 people who forked it. If you are new to Rust and Actix-Web, you are better off choosing an alternative right now.
A Good Alternative To Actix-Web
From the 10 alternatives, choose one and explore it. You would be surprised how some of them resemble the now-defunct Actix-Web. People with existing applications using Actix-Web would know better which alternative to choose. It must have similar features to that of Actix-Web to minimize the effort of porting things over. Also, it must have proper documentation and it is easy to use. Also, it must at least work with Rust stable and not just with Rust Nightly build.