I think this is the best thread to post my query. I am new to both Ruby and Groovy so pardon my ignorance.
What does Ruby offer that Groovy does not or vice versa?. Both are geared towards J2EE environment. My understanding was
that Ruby and RoR both are a bit of leap forward from plain ol' Java, but the syntax had different feel to it than Java.
But Groovy feels like java intentionally --- (I believe that is because Groovy wanted to Ruby killer ).
So my question is what would should one lean towards, Groovy(Grails) or Ruby/JRuby (RoR).
The problem is I am facing is the time constraints. I like the idea that people are pushing the envelop all
the time -- but we all have so much time. We need to solve problems, not try to tied a particular language.
Like, I would use awk so some simple grep processing in a small file in UNIX. But use perl to do string manipulation
if the file is big. But would use database for real queries.
So my question is what problems Ruby can solve, but Groovy cannot and vice versa?