The Definitive Guide to Grails 2
Grails is a full stack framework which aims to greatly simplify the task of building serious web applications for the JVM. The concepts within Grails, like interceptors, tag libs, and Groovy Server Pages (GSP), make those in the Java community feel right at home. Grails' foundation is on solid open source technologies such as Spring, Hibernate, and SiteMesh, which gives it even more potential in the Java space: Spring provides powerful inversion of control and MVC, Hibernate brings a stable, mature object relational mapping technology with the ability to integrate with legacy systems, and SiteMesh handles flexible layout control and page decoration. Grails complements these with additional features that take advantage of the coding-by-convention paradigm such as dynamic tag libraries, Grails object relational mapping, Groovy Server Pages, and scaffolding. Graeme Rocher , Grails lead and founder, and Jeff Brown bring you completely up-to-date with their authoritative and fully comprehensive guide to the Grails 2 framework. You'll get to know all the core features, services, and Grails extensions via plug-ins, and understand the roles that Groovy and Grails are playing in the changing Web. Jeff Brown is a software engineer at SpringSource and a member of the Groovy and Grails development teams. Jeff has been involved with software engineering since the early 1990s and has designed and built systems for industries including financial, biomedical, aerospace, and others. Jeff worked for G2One Inc. (the Groovy/Grails Company), where he would help drive the professional services side of the business. In late 2008, Jeff joined SpringSource when G2One and SpringSource came together to leverage synergies between the technologies created and supported by each company. Through his entire career, Jeff has been a hands-on technologist actively involved in software development, training, and mentoring. He is also an international public speaker.
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