What does Grails bring to Groovy? Is there a chart which shows its functuionality?


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I am trying to understand what does Grails bring to Groovy.

Which functions does it offer that eases the development of Groovy applications?
What can it do faster than pure groovy?

Where can I read about it?

Thank you.


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Grails is basically groovy + spring mvc + an ORM (gorm) + scaffolding scripts + the "convention over configuration" attitude of rails, etc.

So if you didn't need an orm (say, your web app was backed by a rest or soap api), using a servlet app written with groovy, or a spring mvc app with groovy, would be a reasonable choice.