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A Thorough Introduction To Grails
Grails represents technology that offers great flexibility and power without the complexity introduced by other Java web application frameworks. Custom tag libraries are a snap. GSP Templates provide a simple mechanism for reusing UI elements. Sitemesh is integrated to help provide a consistent presentation across the entire application. GORM is super powerful ORM. Grails provides simple mechanisms for leveraging the power of Ajax.
This session will cover all of the fundamentals of the framework and will serve as a thorough introduction to developers not familiar with the framework and also include a number of tips and tricks for developers who do have experience with the framework.
This session is a workshop. Please come prepared.
Please arrive with a laptop configured with a recent version of SpringSource Tool Suite (STS) and Grails 2.0.4. The first few minutes of the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIjInOkUDy8 demonstrates configuring Grails in STS.
It is not strictly necessary that you use STS during the workshop. If there is some other environment that you are familiar with for doing Grails development you may use that but be aware that the workshop will be lead with STS and no time will be spent setting up or supporting any other environment.
About Jeff Scott Brown
Core member of the Grails development team, Jeff Scott Brown, is a Senior Software Engineer with SpringSource. Jeff has been involved in designing and building object oriented systems for over 15 years. Jeff's areas of expertise include web development with Groovy & Grails, Java and agile development.More About Jeff Scott »