by Tim Berglund
If you’re building web apps for the JVM, there’s one thing you’re not missing: choices.
In the bewildering array of Java and JVM frameworks, Grails is emerging as a standard choice in environments ranging from startups to the enterprise. It’s a full-stack solution build on rock-solid components, fully relying on convention over configuration, and using the best application language the JVM has yet seen: Groovy. This is the place to be for web apps on the JVM.
In this talk, we’ll get a whirlwind introduction to Grails, visiting seven things you need to know about the framework to get started:
• Creating an app
• Development using the Tomcat server
• Interacting with the database
• Building your UI
• Processing web requests
• Tapping the huge plugin community
• Deploying to production
25th–29th July 2011