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Groovy vs Imba: What are the differences?

Developers describe Groovy as "A dynamic language for the Java platform". 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. On the other hand, Imba is detailed as "Take a whole lot of Ruby, a pinch of Python and some React, get Imba". Imba is a new programming language for the web that compiles to performant and readable JavaScript. It has language level support for defining, extending, subclassing, instantiating and rendering dom nodes.

Groovy and Imba can be categorized as "Languages" tools.

Groovy and Imba are both open source tools. It seems that Imba with 3.5K GitHub stars and 128 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Groovy with 1.49K GitHub stars and 414 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Groovy
Pros of Imba
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    Java platform
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    Much more productive than java
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    Concise and readable
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    Very little code needed for complex tasks
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    Dynamic language
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    Nice dynamic syntax for the jvm
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    Very fast
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    Easy to setup
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    Can work with JSON as an object
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    Literal Collections
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    Supports closures (lambdas)
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    Syntactic sugar
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    Developer Friendly
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    Interoperable with Java
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    Optional static typing
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    Cons of Groovy
    Cons of Imba
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      Groovy Code can be slower than Java Code
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      Objects cause stateful/heap mess
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      What is 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.

      What is Imba?

      Imba is a new programming language for the web that compiles to performant and readable JavaScript. It has language level support for defining, extending, subclassing, instantiating and rendering dom nodes.

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