Grails: Bringing Radical Productivity to the JVM

Dave Klein (Independent)
Location: Portland 255
Tags: java, web, groovy, grails
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
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The goal of this tutorial is to get started and get productive with Grails. We’ll do this by jumping right in and building an application, from design to deployment.

Rather than try to learn Grails feature by feature, we’ll let it unfold as we build the application. We’ll begin with a simple application structure that runs right out of the box, then we’ll gradually build our application while building our knowledge of Grails.

When we’re done, you’ll have learned about:

  • Grails Domain Classes
  • Dynamic scaffolding
  • Grails Controllers
  • Groovy Server Pages
  • GSP Tags
  • Grails Object Relational Mapping (GORM)
  • Dynamically Injected Service Classes
  • Grails’ Javascript and Ajax Support
  • URL Mapping

This is an introduction, but it is also a deep dive. So come prepared to code and to learn.

NOTE: Completed code samples will be available on CD or USB drive at the conference, but please be
sure that Grails and Java are both installed before coming to the class
. Further instructions may be found here.

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Dave Klein


Dave is a consultant helping organizations of all sizes to develop applications more quickly (and have more fun doing it) with Groovy and 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.

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