Grails vs. Dropwizard vs. Trailblazer

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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.

What is Dropwizard?

Dropwizard is a sneaky way of making fast Java web applications. Dropwizard pulls together stable, mature libraries from the Java ecosystem into a simple, light-weight package that lets you focus on getting things done.

What is Trailblazer?

Trailblazer is a thin layer on top of Rails. It gently enforces encapsulation, an intuitive code structure and gives you an object-oriented architecture. In a nutshell: Trailblazer makes you write logicless models that purely act as data objects, don't contain callbacks, nested attributes, validations or domain logic. It removes bulky controllers and strong_parameters by supplying additional layers to hold that code and completely replaces helpers.

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Why do developers choose Grails?
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Why do developers choose Dropwizard?
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Why do developers choose Trailblazer?
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What are the cons of using Grails?
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What are the cons of using Dropwizard?
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What are the cons of using Trailblazer?
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How much does Grails cost?
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What companies use Grails?
55 companies on StackShare use Grails
What companies use Dropwizard?
58 companies on StackShare use Dropwizard
What companies use Trailblazer?
3 companies on StackShare use Trailblazer
What tools integrate with Grails?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Grails
What tools integrate with Dropwizard?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Dropwizard
What tools integrate with Trailblazer?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Trailblazer

What are some alternatives to Grails, Dropwizard, and Trailblazer?

  • 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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