Groovy vs Java: What are the differences?
What is Groovy? A dynamic language for the Java platform. 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.
What is Java? A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!.
Groovy and Java can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.
"Java platform" is the primary reason why developers consider Groovy over the competitors, whereas "Great libraries" was stated as the key factor in picking Java.
Groovy is an open source tool with 1.49K GitHub stars and 414 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Groovy's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Java has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2399 company stacks & 2723 developers stacks; compared to Groovy, which is listed in 79 company stacks and 73 developer stacks.
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