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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 MEAN?

MEAN (Mongo, Express, Angular, Node) is a boilerplate that provides a nice starting point for MongoDB, Node.js, Express, and AngularJS based applications. It is designed to give you a quick and organized way to start developing MEAN based web apps with useful modules like Mongoose and Passport pre-bundled and configured.

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.
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      Avatar of AlmogBaku
      Cofounder & CTO at Rimoto
      Review ofMEANMEAN

      I found mean.io just smooth, fun, orginized and just work out-of-the-box.

      How developers use Grails, MEAN, and Play
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      datapile uses MEANMEAN

      MongoDB is a solid NoSQL store. Angular.js is being vetted as a potential front-end framework for the website (though it may ultimately not be used for the non-app site). Everything is running on node.js and hosted via an Express.js web server (though we are looking into Koa.js as it is the official successor to Express.js)

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      datapile uses PlayPlay

      Play is a central framework/component/library (not sure what to call things these days) in Scala. We <3 Scala, and therefore we <3 Play.

      Play is on of several frameworks we are prototyping and vetting for various public-facing websites, and may ultimately be the framework behind the main datapile.io website.

      Avatar of Christian Bryant
      Christian Bryant uses MEANMEAN

      FULL STACK ( preferred if;at all possible! ). Any "NEW" project (all me) I am tasked with I try to sketch it out with MEAN in mind first and then will tweak or stray from the 'plan' when necessary

      Avatar of Stanislaus Madueke
      Stanislaus Madueke uses PlayPlay

      I used Play to build a configuration UI for the service, which let you create and manage the menus (a hierarchical tree of options and actions).

      Avatar of AfricanStockPhoto
      AfricanStockPhoto uses GrailsGrails

      All the power of the JVM, with the ease-of-use of a modern web framework.

      Avatar of Khalid Garner
      Khalid Garner uses MEANMEAN

      Mongo for nosql, express server angular front end and node packages

      Avatar of Ascendify
      Ascendify uses PlayPlay

      Moving some micro services to Play Framework with Scala

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      papaver uses PlayPlay

      used play at talenthouse. uber powerful backend.

      Avatar of Endource
      Endource uses GrailsGrails

      Core component of our bespoke CMS

      Avatar of Jovi Kao
      Jovi Kao uses PlayPlay

      API server framework

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      clonn uses MEANMEAN

      light weight

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