Crossing borders: What's the secret sauce in Ruby on Rails? (developerWorks)
Posted Oct 19, 2006 9:55 UTC (Thu) by Jaffa
Parent article: Crossing borders: What's the secret sauce in Ruby on Rails? (developerWorks)
Grails is an interesting Java-based version of Rails using Groovy as the language rather than Ruby.
Although it's not yet as mature as Rails it has some interesting advantages:
- Code defines database rather than vice-versa
- Deployment is trivial, producing a WAR file you can put in your normal J2EE application server (e.g. Tomcat)
- Integrate with existing Java classes and libraries (although this is possible with JRuby too)
- Faster execution on mature, JIT-based VMs.
Groovy as a language is fairly mature and a nice hybrid of a "pure" dynamic language and Java syntax.
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