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Cocoa Touch (iOS) vs Grails: What are the differences?

What is Cocoa Touch (iOS)? The Cocoa Touch collection of frameworks includes everything needed to create iOS apps. The Cocoa Touch layer contains key frameworks for building iOS apps. These frameworks define the appearance of your app. They also provide the basic app infrastructure and support for key technologies such as multitasking, touch-based input, push notifications, and many high-level system services.

What is Grails? An Open Source, full stack, web application framework for the JVM. 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.

Cocoa Touch (iOS) and Grails can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Backed by Apple" is the primary reason why developers consider Cocoa Touch (iOS) over the competitors, whereas "Groovy" was stated as the key factor in picking Grails.

Grails is an open source tool with 2.48K GitHub stars and 945 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Grails's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Grails has a broader approval, being mentioned in 47 company stacks & 22 developers stacks; compared to Cocoa Touch (iOS), which is listed in 32 company stacks and 19 developer stacks.

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Pros of Cocoa Touch (iOS)
Pros of Grails
  • 6
    Backed by Apple
  • 4
    It's just awesome
  • 2
    User Friendly Performance
  • 56
    Groovy
  • 40
    Jvm
  • 38
    Rapid development
  • 37
    Gorm
  • 30
    Web framework
  • 25
    Open source
  • 21
    Plugins
  • 17
    Extensible
  • 17
    Easy
  • 14
    Dynamic
  • 6
    Clean architecture (Dependency Injection)
  • 6
    Gradle
  • 5
    Clear what everything does, lots of options
  • 4
    RAD
  • 4
    Agile
  • 4
    Great documentation
  • 3
    Android
  • 3
    Spring
  • 2
    Easy setup
  • 1
    Java web apps with steroid

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Cons of Cocoa Touch (iOS)
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    • 3
      Frequent breaking changes
    • 2
      Undocumented features

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    What is Cocoa Touch (iOS)?

    The Cocoa Touch layer contains key frameworks for building iOS apps. These frameworks define the appearance of your app. They also provide the basic app infrastructure and support for key technologies such as multitasking, touch-based input, push notifications, and many high-level system services.

    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.

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    Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
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    ASP.NET
    .NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.
    Laravel
    It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
    Android SDK
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