Ken Kousen examines features of Groovy that can make life easier when going beyond the initial adoption stage.
Dan Woods discusses the approach to developing a scalable enterprise architecture, and demonstrates implementations based on the variety of technologies available from the Groovy ecosystem.
Colin Harrington introduces GEB, a browser automation solution, combining the power of WebDriver, jQuery content selection, the robustness of Page Object modelling and the expressiveness of Groovy.
Peter Ledbrook attempts to answer the question "Java is a good all-purpose programming language, but does that mean it's the best tool for all jobs?"
Elasticity is a key component in reactive systems and James Ward navigates the different characteristics of different implementations of this concept: Akka, Scala, RxJava, and more.
Jonathan Bell & Gail Kaiser introduce Phosphor, a dynamic taint tracking system for the JVM, describing the approach used to achieve portable taint tracking.
Steve Pember discusses the tenants of the Reactive Pattern and the importance of moving away from Monolithic to Reactive architectures.
Dan Woods talks about Ratpack, an asynchronous web framework for the JVM that was inspired by the simplistic nature of Ruby's Sinatra framework.
Ryan Vanderwerf speaks about the roles of cache clustering, session clustering, and quartz clustering with open source Terracotta, Quartz, and BigMemory.
Grails comes with extensive testing support, ranging from unit to integration to functional tests. Ken Kousen demonstrates the range of options available both natively and through testing plugins.
Colin Harrington warns that application security is not a concern that we can ignore. Vulnerabilities come from various angles, but it is important to stay aware so we can recognize and thwart threats
Jeff Scott Brown talks about the Grails 2 features and functionality related to building RESTful services.