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F# vs Groovy: What are the differences?

F#: Strongly-typed, functional-first programming language for writing simple code to solve complex problems. F# is a mature, open source, cross-platform, functional-first programming language. It empowers users and organizations to tackle complex computing problems with simple, maintainable and robust code; Groovy: 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.

F# and Groovy belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

"Pattern-matching" is the primary reason why developers consider F# over the competitors, whereas "Java platform" was stated as the key factor in picking Groovy.

F# and Groovy are both open source tools. F# with 2.09K GitHub stars and 341 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 F#, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

What is F#?

F# is a mature, open source, cross-platform, functional-first programming language. It empowers users and organizations to tackle complex computing problems with simple, maintainable and robust code.

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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    Decisions about F# and Groovy
    Yshay Yaacobi
    Yshay Yaacobi
    Software Engineer | 28 upvotes 371K views
    atSolutoSoluto
    Docker Swarm
    Docker Swarm
    .NET
    .NET
    F#
    F#
    C#
    C#
    JavaScript
    JavaScript
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    Go
    Go
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes

    Our first experience with .NET core was when we developed our OSS feature management platform - Tweek (https://github.com/soluto/tweek). We wanted to create a solution that is able to run anywhere (super important for OSS), has excellent performance characteristics and can fit in a multi-container architecture. We decided to implement our rule engine processor in F# , our main service was implemented in C# and other components were built using JavaScript / TypeScript and Go.

    Visual Studio Code worked really well for us as well, it worked well with all our polyglot services and the .Net core integration had great cross-platform developer experience (to be fair, F# was a bit trickier) - actually, each of our team members used a different OS (Ubuntu, macos, windows). Our production deployment ran for a time on Docker Swarm until we've decided to adopt Kubernetes with almost seamless migration process.

    After our positive experience of running .Net core workloads in containers and developing Tweek's .Net services on non-windows machines, C# had gained back some of its popularity (originally lost to Node.js), and other teams have been using it for developing microservices, k8s sidecars (like https://github.com/Soluto/airbag), cli tools, serverless functions and other projects...

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    .NET
    .NET
    F#
    F#
    C#
    C#
    Docker
    Docker
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes

    I've used .NET for many years, but only in recent years, after Microsoft introduced .NET Core, I've found a new love and excitement for the technology again. The main driver for us using .NET Core is not that it is cross platform compatible, open source or blazingly fast (which it is!), but the fact that we can use (what we consider) the best programming languages (mainly F# and C#) to carry out our jobs without sacrificing the other benefits.

    Today we run most of our web infrastructure on .NET Core in Docker containers, deployed into a Kubernetes cluster which spans across multiple time zones in the Google Cloud and we couldn't be happier. Due to the portability of the .NET Core platform we are even able to develop many new services as serverless functions with F# which has become an absolute game changer.

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    Alex A
    Alex A
    Founder at PRIZ Guru | 3 upvotes 63.7K views
    atPRIZ GuruPRIZ Guru
    Grails
    Grails
    Play
    Play
    Scala
    Scala
    Groovy
    Groovy
    Gradle
    Gradle

    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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    How developers use F# and Groovy
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    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

    Avatar of Tuomas Hietanen
    Tuomas Hietanen uses F#F#

    Backend programming language.

    Avatar of Tuomas Hietanen
    Tuomas Hietanen uses F#F#

    Programming language

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