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The Definitive Guide to Grails

  • Authors
  • Graeme Rocher
  • Jeff Brown

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Graeme Rocher, Jeff Brown
    Pages 1-15
  3. Graeme Rocher, Jeff Brown
    Pages 17-43
  4. Graeme Rocher, Jeff Brown
    Pages 45-63
  5. Graeme Rocher, Jeff Brown
    Pages 65-106
  6. Graeme Rocher, Jeff Brown
    Pages 107-141
  7. Graeme Rocher, Jeff Brown
    Pages 143-158
  8. Graeme Rocher, Jeff Brown
    Pages 159-170
  9. Graeme Rocher, Jeff Brown
    Pages 171-198
  10. Graeme Rocher, Jeff Brown
    Pages 199-247
  11. Graeme Rocher, Jeff Brown
    Pages 249-288
  12. Graeme Rocher, Jeff Brown
    Pages 289-304
  13. Graeme Rocher, Jeff Brown
    Pages 305-365
  14. Graeme Rocher, Jeff Brown
    Pages 367-406
  15. Graeme Rocher, Jeff Brown
    Pages 407-448
  16. Graeme Rocher, Jeff Brown
    Pages 449-485
  17. Graeme Rocher, Jeff Brown
    Pages 487-517
  18. Graeme Rocher, Jeff Brown
    Pages 519-543
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 545-618

About this book

Introduction

The rise of Ruby on Rails has signified a huge shift in how we build web applications today; it is a fantastic framework with a growing community. There is, however, space for another such framework that integrates seamlessly with Java. Thousands of companies have invested in Java, and these same companies are losing out on the benefits of a Rails–like framework. Enter Grails.

Grails is not just a Rails clone. It aims to provide a Rails–like environment that is more familiar to Java developers and employs idioms that Java developers are comfortable using, making the adjustment in mentality to a dynamic framework less of a jump. 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 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.

Keywords

Ajax Grails Java Open Source Ruby on Rails framework web applications web services

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