# ktor

Damien O'Hara

11/27/2023, 3:44 AM
Hey folks, Under what circumstances would you consider a full server application rewrite from Ktor Server to Spring Boot? Are there any situations where this makes sense?

Riccardo Cardin

11/27/2023, 7:20 AM
Well, Spring Boot offers an ecosystem of technologies that integrates quite smoothly. On the other end, it's an elephant for the memory footprint if compared to Ktor. Ktor, on the other hand, follows a less automagical approach, and it's lighter than Spring Boot.

Aleksei Tirman [JB]

11/27/2023, 11:01 AM
In my opinion, the complete rewrite makes sense only when the future benefit of the new solution outweighs the rewrite cost.

Damien O'Hara

11/27/2023, 12:54 PM
Playing it pretty safe with that answer Aleksei 😅
Reason I ask is some consultants at my mates work are recommending the Ktor codebase be migrated to Spring Boot as a high priority


11/29/2023, 5:29 PM
So the consultants should point out their reasons (the circumstances you were asking for). Otherwise the top priority would be to replace those "consultants".