Grails Plug-ins


  • What is and Why plugins? 
  • Core plugins installed by default 
  • Installation/Usage of plugins 
  • Creating a plugin 
  • Packaging a plugin

What is and Why Plugins?

Grails Plugin Ecosystem 

  • Grails framework is basically plugin runtime with a collection of plugins 
    • The plugin runtime handles loading and configuring the plugins 
  • Grails Ecosystem has huge collection of 3rd-party plugins 
  • Pretty much all imaginable functionality are provided as Grails plugins 
    • Security, JavaScript, Database, UI, etc 
  • It is extremely simple to create and use your own plugins 
    • Basically same procedure for creating a Grails app is used for creating a plugin

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