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