Andrew Eisenberg is the lead of the Groovy-Eclipse project and also works on the Grails tooling portion of the SpringSource Tool Suite. He is also the prooject lead for the AspectJ Development Tools (AJDT) at Eclipse.org. Andrew creates IDE tools that ease the cognitive burden of creating complex programs. He will not rest and not be happy until programming is as fun and easy as playing with legos. Andrew has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia where he researched the intersection between programming languages and tools.
The SpringSource Tool Suite makes developing your Groovy and Grails applications significantly easier with its support for debugging, refactoring, editing, and server diagnostics. In this session, we will showcase the Groovy and Grails tooling available in STS, focusing on the more recent advances such as configurable DSL support, Grails refactoring, debugging, and direct deployment to either tcServer or the Cloud Foundry PaaS. From a build point of view we'll take a quick look at the new Gradle support and an alternative to GMaven for building your maven based mixed Java/Groovy projects.