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.
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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?