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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 2.5K GitHub stars and 943 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Grails's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Grails?

58 companies reportedly use Grails in their tech stacks, including LinkedIn, PedidosYa, and AgoraPulse.

159 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Grails.

Grails Integrations

Stormpath, Flynn, Jtwig, Groovy, and ZK are some of the popular tools that integrate with Grails. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Grails.

Why developers like Grails?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Grails
Grails Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Grails in their tech stack.

Alex A
Alex A
Founder at PRIZ Guru · | 3 upvotes · 15.6K views
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Some may wonder why did we choose Grails ? Really good question :) We spent quite some time to evaluate what framework to go with and the battle was between Play Scala and Grails ( Groovy ). We have enough experience with both and, to be honest, I absolutely in love with Scala; however, the tipping point for us was the potential speed of development. Grails allows much faster development pace than Play , and as of right now this is the most important parameter. We might convert later though. Also, worth mentioning, by default Grails comes with Gradle as a build tool, so why change?

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Sitati Kituyi
Sitati Kituyi
at AfricanStockPhoto · | 1 upvotes · 1.5K views

All the power of the JVM, with the ease-of-use of a modern web framework. Grails

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Grails Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Grails?
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.
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.
.NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.
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Grails's Stats

Grails's Followers
178 developers follow Grails to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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