What is Grails?
Grails is a framework used to build web applications with the Groovy programming language. The core framework is very extensible and there are numerous plugins available that provide easy integration of add-on features.
Grails is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Grails is an open source tool with 2.6K GitHub stars and 954 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Grails's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Grails?
65 companies reportedly use Grails in their tech stacks, including LinkedIn, EasyCrédito, and PedidosYa.
265 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Grails.
React, Java, AngularJS, IntelliJ IDEA, and Sublime Text are some of the popular tools that integrate with Grails. Here's a list of all 17 tools that integrate with Grails.
Pros of Grails
Clean architecture (Dependency Injection)
Clear what everything does, lots of options
Java web apps with steroid
- FLAT LEARNING CURVE
- ON TOP OF SPRING BOOT
- SMOOTH JAVA INTEGRATION
- REST APIS, REACT, ANGULAR
Grails Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Grails?
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Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.
Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
Groovy builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. It makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve.
Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.
A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.