The Definitive Guide To Grails (expert’s Voice In Web Development)
The rise of Ruby on Rails has signified a huge shift in how we build web applications today it is a fantastic framework with a growing community. There is, however, space for another such framework that integrates seamlessly with Java. Thousands of companies have invested in Java, and these same companies are losing out on the benefits of a Railslike framework. Enter Grails. Grails is not just a Rails clone. It aims to provide a Railslike environment that is more familiar to Java developers and employs idioms that Java developers are comfortable using, making the adjustment in mentality to a dynamic framework less of a jump. The concepts within Grails, like interceptors, tag libs, and Groovy Server Pages (GSP), make those in the Java community feel right at home. Grails foundation is on solid open source technologies such as Spring, Hibernate, and SiteMesh, which gives it even more potential in the Java space: Spring provides powerful inversion of control and MVC, Hibernate brings a stable, mature object relational mapping technology with the ability to integrate with legacy systems, and SiteMesh handles flexible layout control and page decoration. Grails complements these with additional features that take advantage of the codingbyconvention paradigm such as dynamic tag libraries, Grails object relational mapping, Groovy Server Pages, and scaffolding. Graeme Rocher, Grails lead and founder, and Jeff Brown bring you completely uptodate with their authoritative and fully comprehensive guide to the Grails framework. Youll get to know all the core features, services, and Grails extensions via plugins, and understand the roles that Groovy and Grails are playing in the changing Web.