Spring vs. Play vs. Grails

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Description

What is Spring?

A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.

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.

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.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Spring?
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    Companies

    What companies use Spring?
    290 companies on StackShare use Spring
    What companies use Play?
    107 companies on StackShare use Play
    What companies use Grails?
    42 companies on StackShare use Grails

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Spring?
    8 tools on StackShare integrate with Spring
    What tools integrate with Play?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play
    What tools integrate with Grails?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Grails

    What are some alternatives to Spring, Play, and Grails?

    • Node.js - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications
    • Rails - Web development that doesn't hurt
    • Android SDK - The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
    • Django - The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

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