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ClojureScript vs Groovy: What are the differences?

Developers describe ClojureScript as "A Clojure compiler targeting JavaScript". ClojureScript is a compiler for Clojure that targets JavaScript. It is designed to emit JavaScript code which is compatible with the advanced compilation mode of the Google Closure optimizing compiler. On the other hand, Groovy is detailed as "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.

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?

ClojureScript is a compiler for Clojure that targets JavaScript. It is designed to emit JavaScript code which is compatible with the advanced compilation mode of the Google Closure optimizing compiler.

What is Groovy?

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.
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    What are some alternatives to ClojureScript and Groovy?
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    Decisions about ClojureScript and Groovy
    Alex A
    Alex A
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    Gradle
    Gradle
    Groovy
    Groovy
    Scala
    Scala
    Play
    Play
    Grails
    Grails

    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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    C#
    C#
    Java
    Java
    JavaScript
    JavaScript
    ClojureScript
    ClojureScript
    Clojure
    Clojure

    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.
    • Interoperability with JavaScript, Java and C#.
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    How developers use ClojureScript and Groovy
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    Lumanu uses ClojureScriptClojureScript

    ClojureScript powers our user interface. Using the same language on the backend (Clojure) and the frontend has been a big win for us.

    Avatar of Valdomiro Bilharvas
    Valdomiro Bilharvas uses GroovyGroovy

    Used as language to describe and interpret as tools with jenkinsfile

    Avatar of Sodep
    Sodep uses GroovyGroovy

    NPL solutions and statistical machine learning.

    Avatar of Tongliang Liu
    Tongliang Liu uses GroovyGroovy

    As long as you don't abuse def and Closure

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