Symfony vs. Spring vs. Grails

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What is Symfony?

Symfony is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy to maintain websites with PHP. Symfony can be used to develop all kind of websites, from your personal blog to high traffic ones like Dailymotion or Yahoo! Answers.

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 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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Why do developers choose Spring?
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Why do developers choose Grails?
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What are the cons of using Grails?
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What companies use Symfony?
440 companies on StackShare use Symfony
What companies use Spring?
409 companies on StackShare use Spring
What companies use Grails?
55 companies on StackShare use Grails
What tools integrate with Symfony?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Symfony
What tools integrate with Spring?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Spring
What tools integrate with Grails?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Grails

What are some alternatives to Symfony, Spring, 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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