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.
Panos Astithas presents some of the debugging, profiling and tracing tools available to web developers today.
Luke Daley introduces Ratpack, a micro web framework inspired by Ruby's Sinatra, built on Netty, Guice and Guava.
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.
Brendan Eich surveys interesting developments in the Web platform, analysing emergent trends, and making some predictions.
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.
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.
Jeff Scott Brown presents some of the advanced features available in Grails 2 for web application development.
Jeff Scott Brown demoes creating a web application with Grails 2 using the command-line, GORM and Hibernate, GSP, and Spring Integration.
Peter Ledbrook reviews how cloud computing, multiple data stores and multi-device client UI influence the creation of web applications in Grails.