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Groovy vs Julia: 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, Julia is detailed as "A high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing". Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution, numerical accuracy, and an extensive mathematical function library.

Groovy and Julia belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

"Java platform" is the primary reason why developers consider Groovy over the competitors, whereas "Lisp-like Macros" was stated as the key factor in picking Julia.

Groovy and Julia are both open source tools. Julia with 22.7K GitHub stars and 3.43K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Groovy with 1.49K GitHub stars and 414 GitHub forks.

Starbucks, PedidosYa, and AgoraPulse are some of the popular companies that use Groovy, whereas Julia is used by inFeedo, Platform Project, and N26. Groovy has a broader approval, being mentioned in 79 company stacks & 73 developers stacks; compared to Julia, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

What is 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.

What is Julia?

Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution, numerical accuracy, and an extensive mathematical function library.
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    What are some alternatives to Groovy and Julia?
    Java
    Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
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    Kotlin
    Kotlin is a statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and the browser, 100% interoperable with Java
    Python
    Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
    Gradle
    Gradle is a build tool with a focus on build automation and support for multi-language development. If you are building, testing, publishing, and deploying software on any platform, Gradle offers a flexible model that can support the entire development lifecycle from compiling and packaging code to publishing web sites.
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    Decisions about Groovy and Julia
    Alex A
    Alex A
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    Gradle
    Gradle
    Groovy
    Groovy
    Scala
    Scala
    Play
    Play
    Grails
    Grails

    Some may wonder why did we choose Grails ? Really good question :) We spent quite some time to evaluate what framework to go with and the battle was between Play Scala and Grails ( Groovy ). We have enough experience with both and, to be honest, I absolutely in love with Scala; however, the tipping point for us was the potential speed of development. Grails allows much faster development pace than Play , and as of right now this is the most important parameter. We might convert later though. Also, worth mentioning, by default Grails comes with Gradle as a build tool, so why change?

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    Reviews of Groovy and Julia
    Avatar of blegat
    Engineer
    Review ofJuliaJulia

    This language and its community are exactly how I have always dreamed them to be. The language is both easy to use/very flexible/powerful and very fast ! The community is very dynamic, open minded and ambitious.

    How developers use Groovy and Julia
    Avatar of BeastyBlacksmith
    BeastyBlacksmith uses JuliaJulia

    Fast development and fast execution time. Flawless communication between packages.

    Avatar of Valdomiro Bilharvas
    Valdomiro Bilharvas uses GroovyGroovy

    Used as language to describe and interpret as tools with jenkinsfile

    Avatar of Sodep
    Sodep uses GroovyGroovy

    NPL solutions and statistical machine learning.

    Avatar of Tongliang Liu
    Tongliang Liu uses GroovyGroovy

    As long as you don't abuse def and Closure

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