Grails vs Spring Boot: What are the differences?
Developers describe Grails as "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. On the other hand, Spring Boot is detailed as "Create Spring-powered, production-grade applications and services with absolute minimum fuss". 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.
Grails and Spring Boot belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.
"Groovy" is the primary reason why developers consider Grails over the competitors, whereas "Powerful and handy" was stated as the key factor in picking Spring Boot.
Grails and Spring Boot are both open source tools. It seems that Spring Boot with 39.3K GitHub stars and 25.5K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Grails with 2.47K GitHub stars and 944 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Spring Boot has a broader approval, being mentioned in 326 company stacks & 585 developers stacks; compared to Grails, which is listed in 48 company stacks and 22 developer stacks.
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