Jim is the Lead Technical Architect for Big Lots (a nationwide retailer base in Columbus, Ohio), an international speaker, an open source evangelist, coauthor of "Beginning Groovy and Grails" (2008 Apress), coauthor of "Griffon In Action" (2011 Manning). The focus of his career has been using cutting-edge technology to develop IT solutions for the retail, insurance, financial services, and manufacturing industries. He has 14 years of large-scale Java experience and significant experience in distributed and relational technologies.
By now most everyone in web development has heard of Grails and the productivity gains though its use. But is it ready for a public facing Fortune 500 company website?
In this session we will explore the decision to use Grails, the approach and processes, and the results. We will discuss a variety of topics including:
You are creating a website and the business wants to change the content on regular basis. What are your options and why a custom CMS solution might be a good answer.
In this session we will look at the problem space requirements: Managing Content, Content Promotion, SEO, and others. We will look at some of the options and why a custom CMS might be the best option. Finally, we will explore how to approach creating a custom CMS solution.
Griffon in Action is a comprehensive tutorial written for Java developers who want a more productive approach to UI development. After a quick Groovy tutorial, you'll immediately dive into Griffon and start building examples that explore its high productivity approach to Swing development.About the Technology
You can think of Griffon as Grails for the desktop. It is a Groovy-driven UI framework for the JVM that wraps and radically simplifies Swing. Its declarative style and approachable abstractions are instantly familiar to developers using Grails or JavaFX.About the Book
Griffon in Action gets you going quickly. Griffon's convention-over-configuration approach requires minimal code to get an app off the ground, so you can start seeing results immediately. You'll learn how SwingBuilder and other Griffon "builders" provide a coherent DSL-driven development experience. Along the way, you'll explore best practices for structure, architecture, and lifecycle of a Java desktop application.
Written for Java developers—no experience with Groovy, Grails, or Swing is required.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.What's Inside
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Web frameworks are playing a major role in the creation of today's most compelling web applications, because they automate many of the tedious tasks, allowing developers to instead focus on providing users with creative and powerful features. Java developers have been particularly fortunate in this area, having been able to take advantage of Grails, an open source framework that supercharges productivity when building Java–driven web sites. Grails is based on Groovy, which is a very popular and growing dynamic scripting language for Java developers and was inspired by Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk.
Beginning Groovy and Grails is the first introductory book on the Groovy language and its primary web framework, Grails.
This book gets you started with Groovy and Grails and culminates in the example and possible application of some real–world projects. You follow along with the development of each project, implementing and running each application while learning new features along the way.
Java and web developers looking to learn and embrace the power and flexibility offered by the Grails framework and Groovy scripting language.