CodeIgniter vs. Play vs. Grails

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What is CodeIgniter?

CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.

What is Play?

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.

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.
Why do developers choose CodeIgniter?
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Why do developers choose Play?
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Why do developers choose Grails?
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What are the cons of using CodeIgniter?
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What are the cons of using Play?
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What are the cons of using Grails?
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What companies use CodeIgniter?
302 companies on StackShare use CodeIgniter
What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What companies use Grails?
55 companies on StackShare use Grails
What tools integrate with CodeIgniter?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with CodeIgniter
What tools integrate with Play?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play
What tools integrate with Grails?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Grails

What are some alternatives to CodeIgniter, Play, and Grails?

  • Node.js - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications
  • Rails - Web development that doesn't hurt
  • Android SDK - The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
  • Django - The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

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