If you have ever written desktop applications in Java you probably know the headaches that come along with APIs like Swing. James Williams is a key contributor to the Griffon framework, written in Groovy that aims to be the aspirin.
Representational State Transfer (REST) is fast becoming recognized as the preferred web services architecture in many situations. REST provides a loosely coupled way for applications to communicate with each other across the web. The simplicity and expressiveness of REST make it a perfect fit for Grails. Grails provides a full stack framework with which to build RESTful applications, complete with persistence, a transactional service layer, logging, security services, and more. Whether you're ...
Dave Klein, author of "Grails: A Quick-Start Guide", talks about how you can clean up your pages using Grails custom GSP tags. If you've ever written, or attempted to write, a JSP custom tag you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is with Groovy and Grails.
Sten Anderson presents at the first ever Chicago Groovy User Group meeting. He talks about a DSL he wrote for the City of Chicago using Groovy that is being used to maintain their annually released budget book.
CGUG was at the first ever live Grails Podcast event during JavaOne 2009 in San Francisco, CA. This was the first time Sven Haiges and Glen Smith have ever broadcasted from the same location in front of a live audience. Panelists included Dierk Koenig, Scott Davis, Andres Almiray, Danno Ferrin and James Williams.