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3 Top Free and Open Source D Web Frameworks

One of the types of software that’s important for a web developer is the web framework. A framework “is a code library that makes a developer’s life easier when building reliable, scalable, and maintainable web applications” by providing reusable code or extensions for common operations. By saving development time, developers can concentrate on application logic rather than mundane elements.

A web framework offers the developer a choice about how to solve a specific problem. By using a framework, a developer lets the framework control portions of their application. While it’s perfectly possible to code a web application without using a framework, it’s more practical to use one.

D is a general-purpose systems programming language with a C-like syntax that compiles to native code. It is statically typed and supports both automatic (garbage collected) and manual memory management. D programs are structured as modules that can be compiled separately and linked with external libraries to create native libraries or executables.

Here’s our recommendations. We only feature open source software.

Best Free and Open Source D Frameworks

Let’s explore the 3 D web frameworks. For each program we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources.

D Web Frameworks
vibe.dHigh-performance asynchronous I/O, concurrency and web application toolkit.
HuntHigh-level framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design
CollieAsynchronous event-driven network framework

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