Burt Beckwith has been a software developer for 15 years, most of that as a JVM developer, and for the last five years working with Grails and Groovy. He is a core developer on the Grails team at SpringSource, and has created over 40 Grails plugins. Burt is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups where he shares his passion for Grails and other Groovy-based technologies, in particular those that are related to persistence, security, and performance. He is the author of "Programming Grails" and blogs at http://burtbeckwith.com/blog/
In this talk we'll look at the Spring Security Core plugin and its dependent plugins. The core plugin provides all of the standard functionality you expect from a security plugin (URL security, users, roles, form-based authentication, etc.) and extension plugins add extra functionality such as OpenID support, LDAP authentication, object and method security with ACLs, and more.
We'll look at the various plugins and create some sample applications to see how easy it is to secure a Grails application with Spring Security.
You've used GORM in Grails apps, you've written custom criteria and HQL queries, and now you're ready to take database access in Grails to the next level.
In this talk we'll look at some advanced GORM topics including using database views to map domain classes to multiple tables, writing a Configuration subclass to fine-tune domain class mappings and customize Hibernate beyond what GORM mappings provide, how to create immutable read-only domain classes, and some tips for monitoring database access.
Cloud Foundry is a revolutionary open-source PaaS service from VMware and Grails applications have first-class support on the platform.
In this talk we'll look at the features of the Grails cloud-foundry and cloud-foundry-ui plugins and sample applications using supported services like MongoDB, Redis, and RabbitMQ. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to build and deploy a cloud-based application with Cloud Foundry and Grails.