The Definitive Guide to Grails
APress | Graeme Keith Rocher | ISBN-13: 978-1-59059-758-3 | English | PDF | 383 Pages | 7.17 Mb
The Definitive Guide to Grails is another great achievement of Graeme Rocher, who not only did the lion’s share of work on the framework, but also provided its excellent online documentation. In this book, Graeme will guide you through the best of his knowledge in developing applications, and will give you all the cards of the game to turn you into an expert of the Grails framework and the Groovy dynamic programming language.
Grails is so versatile that you can build an early prototype of your application in a few hours to validate the underlying domain model, or discuss possibilities or potential problems with your customers, without leaving them in the fog for months before something concrete appears before their eyes. Leveraging the Java platform and the wealth of open source components, Grails has the ability to run applications on commodity hardware with open source servlet containers or large-scale, clustered commercial application servers. You can safely protect the investment your company has made in software and hardware.
Grails forms just one framework that is driving the movement toward dynamic language–based frameworks. In this sense, anyone who is interested in the dynamic language field, whether you are from a Perl, Ruby, or Python background, would gain something from reading this book, if just to acquire insight into what the alternatives are. Grails is providing the answers to the long search for something better in the Java world by presenting a framework that solves the common problems in an unobtrusive, elegant manner. This is not to say the subject matter within this book is trivial.