Ashley Puls methods and tools that can be used to uncover and resolve performance problems arising in Java web applications that use the Spring Framework.
Ramnivas Laddad and Arjen Poutsma discuss the Spring Scala project and its features, demoing a real REST-based application with a Spring and Scala backend and AngularJS frontend.
Juergen Hoeller outlines several Java 8 features within Spring's programming model and explores the impact on application architectures.
Andrey Cheptsov explores some of the IntelliJ IDEA’s tricky features helping Groovy&Grails developers to be more productive.
Bobby Warner discusses the features available in Grails 2.3 to build RESTful APIs.
Greg Turnquist demoes using Spring Mail, Security, REST, GridFS, Bootstrap and jQuery in a production grade Grails application.
Ken Kousen presents advanced Groovy features, such as closure coercion, mixins, simple runtime metaprogramming, operator overloading, drop and take, overlooked methods in the Groovy JDK, and more.
Joe Rinehart explains how to integrate Twitter Bootstrap into a Grails application.
Ken Kousen advises Java developers how to do similar tasks in Groovy: building and testing applications, accessing both relational and NoSQL databases, accessing web services, and more.
Joe Rinehart discusses some of the essential security topics for Grails/Java Web applications, showing how Grails can make life easier and the pitfalls of attempting to secure highly dynamic code.
Venkat Subramaniam shows how to implement several design patterns, including some GoF ones, using Groovy’s dynamic nature and closures.