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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.

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?

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.
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      Play
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      Zend framework is firstly designed for experienced professional developers, who have been part of international teams for years. With Zend Framework one could harness nuances of high scale eLearning, eCommerce and eBanking applications without fuss and implement robust, market demands meeting solutions. Zend Framework ships simple, without modules installed, so firstly to build up bare-bones for simple modular app, you will have to preinstall the set of GitHub hosted plugins and modules. Added to the mix, Microsoft is one of the main sponsors of the Zend Framework project, so your company would experience state of the art technologies mash up right away from the beginning of implementing theoretical application project to code stack. All in all, several international associations are awaiting you to enroll to enhance the experience of using Zend Framework 2.

      How developers use Grails and Zend Framework
      Avatar of La Cupula Music SL
      La Cupula Music SL uses Zend FrameworkZend Framework

      The older parts of our core are still using ZF1. We are migrating to simpler framework agnostic controllers with 3rd party components.

      Avatar of AfricanStockPhoto
      AfricanStockPhoto uses GrailsGrails

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

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      papaver uses Zend FrameworkZend Framework

      used zend with working with a client for around a year.

      Avatar of Markus Poerschke
      Markus Poerschke uses Zend FrameworkZend Framework

      The legacy application runs still on Zend Framework 1

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      Endource uses GrailsGrails

      Core component of our bespoke CMS

      Avatar of In Situ Training
      In Situ Training uses Zend FrameworkZend Framework

      Reliable web framework

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