Programming Grails

Programming Grails

by Burt Beckwith

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Programming Grails by Burt Beckwith

Dig deeper into Grails architecture and discover how this application framework works its magic. Written by a core developer on the Grails team, this practical guide takes you behind the curtain to reveal the inner workings of its 2.0 feature set. You’ll learn best practices for building and deploying Grails applications, including performance, security, scaling, tuning, debugging, and monitoring.

Understand how Grails integrates with Groovy, Spring, Hibernate, and other JVM technologies, and learn how to create and use plugins to augment your application’s functionality. Once you know how Grails adds behavior by convention, you can solve problems more easily and develop applications more intuitively.

  • Write simpler, more powerful code with the Groovy language
  • Manage persistence in Grails, using Hibernate or a NoSQL datastore
  • Learn how Grails uses Spring’s functionality and optional modules
  • Discover how Hibernate handles details for storing and retrieving data
  • Integrate technologies for messaging, mail, creating web services, and other JEE technologies
  • Bypass convention and configure Grails manually
  • Learn a general approach to upgrading applications and plugins
  • Use Grails to develop and deploy IaaS and PaaS applications

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449323936
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Burt Beckwith has been a software developer for 15 years, most of that as a JVM developer, and for the last four years working with Grails and Groovy. He is a core developer on the Grails team at SpringSource, and has created over 35 Grails plugins. Burt is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups where he shares his passion for Grails and other Groovy-based technologies, in particular those that are related to persistence, security, and performance. He blogs at http://burtbeckwith.com/blog/.

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