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Grails for Hipsters!

Posted by Rob Fletcher  on  Jan 17, 2014

Rob Fletcher explains how to use Vert.x, WebSockets, continuous unit testing and headless end-to-end testing to create one-page applications in Grails.


Polyglot Web Development With Grails 2

Posted by Jeff Scott Brown  on  Jan 13, 2014

Jeff Scott Brown explains how to write polyglot applications with Grails, focusing on what it takes to add support for Scala, Clojure and other languages.


Building Grails-powered Responsive JavaScript Applications

Posted by Steve Pember  on  Jan 12, 2014 1

Steve Pember discusses the architecture, the frameworks and Responsive Design principles to be employed while building a single-page JavaScript application., and why use Grails for that.


Grails and the Real-time Web

Posted by Stephane Maldini  on  Jan 10, 2014

Stephane Maldini on addressing several issues concerning web applications written with Grails: scrolling large data sets without blocking, streaming to the browser, scale Grails in the cloud, etc.


Application Architectures with Grails

Posted by Peter Ledbrook  on  Dec 19, 2013

Peter Ledbrook overviews several application architectures that can be done in Grails: MVC plus a DB back-end and a service layer, single-page, and event-based back-end.


Advanced Front-end Debugging

Posted by Panos Astithas  on  Dec 17, 2013

Panos Astithas presents some of the debugging, profiling and tracing tools available to web developers today.


Ratpack - Micro Web Apps for Groovy

Posted by Luke Daley  on  Dec 14, 2013

Luke Daley introduces Ratpack, a micro web framework inspired by Ruby's Sinatra, built on Netty, Guice and Guava.


Securing Grails Applications

Posted by Burt Beckwith  on  Dec 13, 2013

Burt Beckwith discusses the security risks web applications may face (XSS, CRSF, SQL injection) and the libraries and plugins that developers can use to secure their Grails applications.


The Present and Future of the Web Platform

Posted by Brendan Eich  on  Dec 03, 2013 1

Brendan Eich surveys interesting developments in the Web platform, analysing emergent trends, and making some predictions.


JavaScript Frameworks Panel: Which Is the Right Framework for Me?

Posted by Robert Hanson, Brian Ford, Tim Branyen, Yehuda Katz, Avital Oliver, Lukas Ruebbelke  on  Dec 02, 2013 1

The panelists discuss JavaScript tooling: how to select them, benefits of compiling to JavaScript, differences between MVC solutions, using one framework for both client and server, etc..


Message Driven Architecture in Grails

Posted by Dan Woods  on  Nov 29, 2013

Dan Woods discusses using Spring Integration and design patterns to implement a message-driven architecture in Grails to allow for better modularity, scalability, and code reusability.


Road to Grails 3.0

Posted by Graeme Rocher  on  Nov 24, 2013

Graeme Rocher presents the latest additions to Grails including a walk through of the features included Grails 2.3 and upcoming in Grails 3.0.

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