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Discussion on: Help us make Alpas your favorite web framework

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Casey Brooks

I don't have any real projects I'm doing that need a server (I mostly work on Android now), but I've been playing around with Alpas and really like it a lot! I used to do a good amount of Laravel dev, and I love the similarity between Alpas and Laravel, both in usage and in the docs, which makes it feel very comfortable and familiar.

But I'm curious: why build the framework from scratch instead of building them as components on top of Ktor? Do you have a comparison of the two frameworks?

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Adam Miedema Author

Hi Casey - thanks for the kind words and I am glad you are liking Alpas!

Laravel is definitely an inspiration of ours as we love the Laravel framework, documentation, community, and its ease of getting started and wanted to introduce a similar experience with Alpas.

In regards to Ktor - we were initially looking at using Ktor as an 'engine' of sorts and building a base model around it, but ultimately decided that to provide the Laravel-type experience, it would be best to build from the ground up. Though, we are still interested in possibly building something around Ktor in a future version - though that's a far off aspiration. In terms of comparison documentation, that's something I'll work on. 😁

Thanks again!