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Grails vs Yii: 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; Yii: A high-performance PHP framework best for developing Web 2.0 applications. Yii comes with: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.

Grails and Yii can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Groovy" is the primary reason why developers consider Grails over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Yii.

Grails and Yii are both open source tools. Yii with 4.86K GitHub stars and 2.22K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Grails with 2.48K GitHub stars and 945 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Yii has a broader approval, being mentioned in 58 company stacks & 32 developers stacks; compared to Grails, which is listed in 47 company stacks and 22 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 Yii?

Yii comes with: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.

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      What are some alternatives to Grails and Yii?
      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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      AfricanStockPhoto uses GrailsGrails

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

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      Yii is great. 90% of the work done by Yii.

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      Endource uses GrailsGrails

      Core component of our bespoke CMS

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