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Quick Post: Django vs Grails

Coming from the Django world, I can already see big similarities.  They both provide database abstraction for example, they allow the developer to essentially create a database and minimize the amount of SQL code needed.  From what I can tell, the two are very similar, and this does excite me.  Also makes me feel at home with Grails.

My temptation however is to compare these frameworks back to PHP, which is a largely unfair comparison.  Therefore, I will leave that discussion for another day.

After downloading Grails, my first impression was installation should be the easiest part of imparting on new framework, with Django, it requires issuing setup and Django takes it away configuring and installing the necessary items.  However, Grails requires a bit more manipulation to get it going.  I found a good resource and should be on my way.  More details as I get further into Grails.


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2 Responses to “Quick Post: Django vs Grails”

  1. Bryan says:

    Update: My original post was leaned toward development on Ubuntu (Linux) based

    The Django installer requires the user have superuser abilities, and however Grails can be installed by most any user. Furthermore, I am curious how the install process of both systems is handled on a Windows machine, as the prerequisite languages (Python and Java) are not installed by default.

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