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Grails vs Phalcon: What are the differences?

Grails: An Open Source, full stack, web application framework for the JVM. 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; Phalcon: Web framework delivered as a C-extension for PHP. Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.

Grails and Phalcon can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Groovy" is the primary reason why developers consider Grails over the competitors, whereas "Fast" was stated as the key factor in picking Phalcon.

Grails and Phalcon are both open source tools. It seems that Phalcon with 9.74K GitHub stars and 1.78K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Grails with 2.48K GitHub stars and 945 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Grails has a broader approval, being mentioned in 47 company stacks & 22 developers stacks; compared to Phalcon, which is listed in 28 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

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 Phalcon?

Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.
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    What are some alternatives to Grails and Phalcon?
    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.
    Rails
    Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
    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.
    Node.js
    Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
    ASP.NET
    .NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.
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    Decisions about Grails and Phalcon
    Alex A
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    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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    Review ofPhalconPhalcon

    'm a professional web developer from Vietnam with B.S Physics and Engineering. I'm a Phalcon enthusiast as Opensource. In free time, I was support on forum Phalcon also my forum and contribution core Phalcon.

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    Physics
    Review ofPhalconPhalcon

    I think precompiled PHP is the way to go. It saves CPU cycles, RAM and overall I/O. It saves money too. Smaller requirements = smaller bills.

    I've tried symfony and zend. Phalcon was easiest to use.

    How developers use Grails and Phalcon
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    AfricanStockPhoto uses GrailsGrails

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

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    Taylor Host uses PhalconPhalcon

    Internal/admin tools; in-house ground-truth training client.

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    Endource uses GrailsGrails

    Core component of our bespoke CMS

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    Jesse B uses PhalconPhalcon

    Primary Framework

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