Does anybody use a Rails-clone framework written in another language, such as CakePHP? Do you also use Rails? Did you like it or did it come off as a cheap copy?
I'm thinking of trying a project or two out in Grails for work. I'd love to do Rails stuff at work, but we're heavily entrenched in Java on Windows servers, and that's not changing any time soon. From what I've seen they've taken a few good things about Rails like ORM, but added their own twist on things, such as tag libraries for presentation which are more reminiscent of JSP. I'm mainly interested in seeing how it stacks up against the current JSP/servlet model of development that I've been using at work for the last couple of years; I'm hoping it will allow me to cut project time down instead of constantly going through the build/compile/test rigmarole.