ClojureScript vs Groovy: What are the differences?
ClojureScript and Groovy belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.
ClojureScript and Groovy are both open source tools. ClojureScript with 8.12K GitHub stars and 724 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Groovy with 1.49K GitHub stars and 414 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Groovy has a broader approval, being mentioned in 79 company stacks & 73 developers stacks; compared to ClojureScript, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.
What is ClojureScript?
What is Groovy?
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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?
I adopted Clojure and ClojureScript because:
- it's 1 language, multiple platforms.
- Simple syntax.
- Designed to avoid unwanted side effects and bugs.
- Immutable data-structures.
- Compact code, very expressive.
- Source code is data.
- It has super-flexible macro.
- Has metadata.
ClojureScript powers our user interface. Using the same language on the backend (Clojure) and the frontend has been a big win for us.