ASP.NET Zero vs Grails: What are the differences?
What is ASP.NET Zero? Base solution for web applications. It is a starting point for new web applications with modern UI and SOLID architecture. It saves time by providing common application requirements as a pre-built Visual Studio solution (with full source code).
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.
ASP.NET Zero and Grails can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.
Some of the features offered by ASP.NET Zero are:
- Authentication & Authorization
- Rapid Application Development
On the other hand, Grails provides the following key features:
- FLAT LEARNING CURVE
- ON TOP OF SPRING BOOT
- SMOOTH JAVA INTEGRATION
Grails is an open source tool with 2.52K GitHub stars and 951 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Grails's open source repository on GitHub.
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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?