- Full Description
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 Railslike framework. Enter Grails.
Grails is not just a Rails clone. It aims to provide a Railslike 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 codingbyconvention 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 uptodate with their authoritative and fully comprehensive guide to the Grails framework. Youll get to know all the core features, services, and Grails extensions via plugins, and understand the roles that Groovy and Grails are playing in the changing Web.
What youll learn
- Discover how the Web is changing and the role the Groovy language and its Rails framework play
- Get to know the Grails Project and its domains, services, filters, controllers, views, testing, and plugins
- Experience the availability of plugins for Rich Client and Ajax, web services, performance/utilities, scheduling, security, functionality, and even Persistence
- See how Grails works with other frameworks like Spring, Wicket, Hibernate, and more
- Create custom plugins in Grails
Who this book is for
This book is for everyone who is looking for a more agile approach to web development with a dynamic scripting language such as Groovy. This includes a large number of Java developers who have been enticed by the productivity gains seen with frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, JRuby on Rails, etc. The Web and its environment is a perfect fit for easily adaptable and concise languages such as Groovy and Ruby, and there is huge interest from the developer community in general to embrace these languages.
- Source Code/Downloads
If you think that you've found an error in this book, please let us know about it. You will find any confirmed erratum below, so you can check if your concern has already been addressed.On page 20:def scaffold = Song gives error:
java.lang.Class cannot be cast to groovy.lang.Closure
Tried static scaffold = Song but that doesn't help. Would really appreciate some help as internet search has not turned up anything yet.
Thanks a bunch!