Grails Basics


  • What is and Why Grails? 
  • Getting started 
  • Grails MVC framework 
    • Controller, Domain, View 
  • Scaffolding 
  • IDE support

What is & Why Grails?

What is Grails? 

  • MVC action-based framework 
    • Leveraging Groovy language – closure, meta-programming, etc 
    • Runs over JVM 
  • Follows the good design principles popularized by Rails 
    • Convention over configuration 
    • Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY) 
  • But with tight integration with the Java platform 
    • To protect your investment in Java 
  • Takes advantage of existing and proven Java technologies 
    • Spring+Hibernate+SiteMesh+H2


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