Groovy vs Objective-C

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Groovy vs Objective-C: 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, Objective-C is detailed as "The primary programming language you use when writing software for OS X and iOS". Objective-C is a superset of the C programming language and provides object-oriented capabilities and a dynamic runtime. Objective-C inherits the syntax, primitive types, and flow control statements of C and adds syntax for defining classes and methods. It also adds language-level support for object graph management and object literals while providing dynamic typing and binding, deferring many responsibilities until runtime.

Groovy and Objective-C can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.

"Java platform" is the primary reason why developers consider Groovy over the competitors, whereas "Ios" was stated as the key factor in picking Objective-C.

Groovy is an open source tool with 1.49K GitHub stars and 414 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Groovy's open source repository on GitHub.

Uber Technologies, Instagram, and Pinterest are some of the popular companies that use Objective-C, whereas Groovy is used by Starbucks, Cask, and PedidosYa. Objective-C has a broader approval, being mentioned in 851 company stacks & 363 developers stacks; compared to Groovy, which is listed in 79 company stacks and 73 developer stacks.

Decisions about Groovy and Objective-C
Lucas Litton
Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 7 upvotes · 191K views

Expo was a tool Macombey really wanted to utilize from the beginning. I have been working with React Native since 2016 and originally I had to use simulators in Xcode, install pods on top of node packages, configure certificates, and more abundant objectives that take time away from actual development. As a development studio, we have to move quick and get projects to our clients and partners in a matter of months.

Expo made this easy for us. We now have a mobile app for clients to download and test their project on, there is no need to install pods or configure Xcode, and development is super fast and reliable now.

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Noel Broda
Founder, CEO, CTO at NoFilter · | 5 upvotes · 237.2K views

1 code deploys for both: Android and iOS. There is a huge community behind React Native. And one of the best things is Expo. Expo uses React Native to make everything even more and more simple. Awesome technologies. Some other important thing is that while using React Native, you are reusing all JavaScript knowledge you have in your team. You can move easily a frontend dev to develop mobile applications.

A huge PRO of Expo, is that it includes a full building process. You run 1 line in the terminal, and 10 minutes after you have 2 builds done. Double check EAS Expo.

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Pros of Groovy
Pros of Objective-C
  • 44
    Java platform
  • 33
    Much more productive than java
  • 29
    Concise and readable
  • 28
    Very little code needed for complex tasks
  • 22
    Dynamic language
  • 13
    Nice dynamic syntax for the jvm
  • 9
    Very fast
  • 7
    Can work with JSON as an object
  • 7
    Easy to setup
  • 6
    Supports closures (lambdas)
  • 6
    Literal Collections
  • 3
    Syntactic sugar
  • 3
    Optional static typing
  • 2
    Developer Friendly
  • 212
    Ios
  • 115
    Xcode
  • 62
    Backed by apple
  • 47
    Osx
  • 40
    Interface builder
  • 10
    Good old fashioned ooe with a modern twist
  • 2
    Goober, please
  • 1
    Object-oriented
  • 1
    Handles well null values (no NullPointerExceptions)

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Cons of Groovy
Cons of Objective-C
  • 3
    Groovy Code can be slower than Java Code
  • 1
    Absurd syntax
  • 1
    Objects cause stateful/heap mess
  • 1
    UNREADABLE

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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 Objective-C?

Objective-C is a superset of the C programming language and provides object-oriented capabilities and a dynamic runtime. Objective-C inherits the syntax, primitive types, and flow control statements of C and adds syntax for defining classes and methods. It also adds language-level support for object graph management and object literals while providing dynamic typing and binding, deferring many responsibilities until runtime.

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Java
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Scala
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Kotlin
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Python
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Gradle
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