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Groovy vs Java

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[Authored by Sawan Vaidya and Minesh Maharjan.]

Groovy is a succinct yet powerful programming language. We had our first brush with it a few years back (Read the old post here.) when it was the new kid on the block. We liked it then, and decided that further investigation was in order before we consider using it for our own products. We decided to pick some moderately complex projects to test Groovy’s maturity and capabilities. The projects would need to go through the most common programming scenarios at Deerwalk and also be fun! We picked the classical Maze project mostly because we wanted to test Groovy’s savvy with Collections, which are central to Deerwalk’s needs.

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The Holy GRAILS of web application development

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Architecture design for a web application plays a great role in its scalability and robustness. So, it is very important to choose the right technology available for different aspects of the application without compromising much on the resources spent on doing so. We recently worked on a web application which targeted a large user base and needed to be platform independent. It integrated a number of popular social networking services but also incorporated other services. The development was done on Grails, a framework of Groovy and jQuery, a library of JavaScript. HTML and CSS was used for creating the user interfaces and the database was MySQL.

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