Groovy is a dynamic, object-oriented language for the Java Virtual Machine, which builds on the strengths of Java but has additional features inspired by languages such as Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk. For more information about Groovy, see Groovy.
Grails is an open-source web application framework that leverages the Groovy language and complements Java web development. Grails is a stand-alone development environment that can hide all configuration details or allow integration of Java business logic. For more information about Grails, see Grails.