Dave is a consultant helping organizations of all sizes to develop applications more quickly (and have more fun doing it) with Grails. Dave has been involved in enterprise software development for the past 15 years. He has worked as a developer, architect, project manager, mentor and trainer. Dave has presented at user groups and national conferences. He is also the founder of the Capital Java User Group in Madison, Wisconsin, the Gateway Groovy Users in St. Louis, MO, and the author of Grails: A Quick-Start Guide, published by the Pragmatic Programmers. . Dave's Groovy and Grails related thoughts can be found at http://dave-klein.blogspot.com
Grails object relational mapping (GORM) is one of the most powerful features of the Grails framework. Project bootstrapping and CRUD scaffolding are nice things to get you started, but GORM continues to pay off throughout the development of an application. Even maintenance tasks become simpler and more fun with GORM. Now, with Grails 2, GORM has become more powerful and easy to use than ever.
In this presentation we’ll discover what GORM is and what it does for us. We’ll cover dynamic domain class methods, dynamic finders, one-to-many and many-to-many relationships, Hibernate Criteria Builders, new Grails 2 Where Queries, and more. We’ll also take a look at some things to watch out for since, after all, this is Object Relational Mapping we’re talking about.
Grails is a full stack web development framework that enables you to build complete web applications in a fraction of the time and with less code than other frameworks.
In Grails: A Quick-Start Guide, you'll see how to use Grails by iteratively building an unique, working application. By the time we're done, you'll have built and deployed a real, functioning website.
Along the way, we'll learn about domain classes, controllers, and GSP views. We'll see how Grails allows us to use powerful frameworks like Spring and Hibernate without even knowing it.
Using this hands-on, pragmatic approach, we'll explore topics such as AJAX in Grails, custom tags, and plugins. We'll dig into Grails' powerful view technology, Groovy Server Pages, and see how we can easily leverage the help given to us by scaffolding to create custom user interfaces faster than you would have thought possible.
With Grails, you can get a lot done with little effort. With this book, you'll get a lot done as well. It's time to bring the fun back into web programming. Get started with Grails today.