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Grails vs Zend Framework: What are the differences?

Developers describe Grails as "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. On the other hand, Zend Framework is detailed as "An open source, object-oriented web application framework implemented in PHP 5". Zend Framework 2 is an open source framework for developing web applications and services using PHP 5.3+. Zend Framework 2 uses 100% object-oriented code and utilises most of the new features of PHP 5.3, namely namespaces, late static binding, lambda functions and closures.

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

"Groovy" is the top reason why over 44 developers like Grails, while over 22 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Zend Framework.

Grails and Zend Framework are both open source tools. It seems that Zend Framework with 5.71K GitHub stars and 2.87K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Grails with 2.48K GitHub stars and 945 GitHub forks.

LinkedIn, PedidosYa, and TransferWise are some of the popular companies that use Grails, whereas Zend Framework is used by Webedia, TheIconic, and Next Jump. Grails has a broader approval, being mentioned in 47 company stacks & 22 developers stacks; compared to Zend Framework, which is listed in 40 company stacks and 22 developer stacks.

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Pros of Grails
Pros of Zend Framework
  • 56
    Groovy
  • 40
    Jvm
  • 38
    Rapid development
  • 37
    Gorm
  • 30
    Web framework
  • 25
    Open source
  • 21
    Plugins
  • 17
    Extensible
  • 17
    Easy
  • 14
    Dynamic
  • 6
    Clean architecture (Dependency Injection)
  • 6
    Gradle
  • 5
    Clear what everything does, lots of options
  • 4
    RAD
  • 4
    Agile
  • 4
    Great documentation
  • 3
    Android
  • 3
    Spring
  • 2
    Easy setup
  • 1
    Java web apps with steroid
  • 24
    Open source
  • 10
    Community
  • 3
    Fast
  • 3
    Scalable
  • 2
    Many library
  • 2
    Friendly configuratin
  • 1
    MVC
  • 0
    Easy setup
  • 0
    HMVC Structure

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Cons of Grails
Cons of Zend Framework
  • 3
    Frequent breaking changes
  • 2
    Undocumented features
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    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 Zend Framework?

    It is an open source framework for developing web applications and services using PHP 5.3+. It uses 100% object-oriented code and utilizes most of the new features of namely namespaces, late static binding, lambda functions and closures.

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    What are some alternatives to Grails and Zend Framework?
    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
    It is a powerful multi-faceted programming language for the JVM platform. It supports a spectrum of programming styles incorporating features from dynamic languages such as optional and duck typing, but also static compilation and static type checking at levels similar to or greater than Java through its extensible static type checker. It aims to greatly increase developer productivity with many powerful features but also a concise, familiar and easy to learn syntax.
    Spring Boot
    Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.
    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.
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