Grails vs PHP-MVC: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is PHP-MVC? Simple and easy to understand MVC skeleton application. This project is - by intention - NOT a full framework, it's a bare-bone structure, written in purely native PHP ! The php-mvc skeleton tries to be the extremely slimmed down opposite of big frameworks like Zend2, Symfony or Laravel.
Grails and PHP-MVC belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.
Grails and PHP-MVC are both open source tools. Grails with 2.48K GitHub stars and 945 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than PHP-MVC with 1.25K GitHub stars and 494 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Grails has a broader approval, being mentioned in 47 company stacks & 22 developers stacks; compared to PHP-MVC, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.