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Grails vs Ratpack: 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; Ratpack: A toolkit for web applications on the JVM. It is a set of Java libraries for building scalable HTTP applications It is a lean and powerful foundation. Its apps are lightweight, fast, composable with other tools and libraries, easy to test and enjoyable to develop..

Grails and Ratpack belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.

Grails and Ratpack are both open source tools. Grails with 2.49K GitHub stars and 944 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Ratpack with 1.81K GitHub stars and 366 GitHub forks.

LinkedIn, PedidosYa, and AgoraPulse are some of the popular companies that use Grails, whereas Ratpack is used by Tradier, azampar, and Deutsche Bahn. Grails has a broader approval, being mentioned in 57 company stacks & 157 developers stacks; compared to Ratpack, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 3 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 Ratpack?

It is a set of Java libraries for building scalable HTTP applications. It is a lean and powerful foundation. Its apps are lightweight, fast, composable with other tools and libraries, easy to test and enjoyable to develop.
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        What are some alternatives to Grails and Ratpack?
        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 Ratpack
        Alex A
        Alex A
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        Gradle
        Gradle
        Groovy
        Groovy
        Scala
        Scala
        Play
        Play
        Grails
        Grails

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

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