Grails in Action

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Summary

Grails in Action, Second Edition is a comprehensive introduction to Grails 2 focused on making you super-productive fast. In this totally revised new edition, you'll master Grails 2.3 core skills as you apply TDD techniques to developing a full-scale Twitter clone. Along the way you'll learn the latest single-page web app UI techniques, work with NoSQL backends, integrate with enterprise messaging, and implement a complete RESTful API for your services.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

It may be time for you to stop reconfiguring, rewriting, and recompiling your Java web apps. Grails, a Groovy-powered web framework, hides all that busy work so you can concentrate on what your applications do, not how they're built. In addition to its famously intuitive dev environment and seamless integration with Spring and Hibernate, the new Grails 2.3 adds improved REST support, better protection against attacks from the web, and better dependency resolution.

About the Book

Grails in Action, Second Edition is a comprehensive introduction to Grails 2. In this totally revised edition you'll master Grails as you apply TDD techniques to a full-scale example (a Twitter clone). Along the way you'll learn single-page web app techniques, work with NoSQL back ends, integrate with enterprise messaging, implement a RESTful API ... and more.

No Java or Groovy knowledge is required. Some web development and OOP experience is helpful.

What's Inside

  • Covers Grails 2.3 from the ground up
  • Agile delivery and testing using Spock
  • How to use and manage plugins
  • Tips and tricks from the trenches

About the Authors

There's no substitute for experience: Glen Smith and Peter Ledbrook have been fixtures in the Grails community, contributing code, blogging, and speaking at conferences worldwide, since Grails 0.2.

Table of Contents
    PART 1 INTRODUCING GRAILS
  1. Grails in a hurry
  2. The Groovy essentials
  3. PART 2 CORE GRAILS
  4. Modeling the domain 63
  5. Creating the initial UI
  6. Retrieving the data you need
  7. Controlling application flow
  8. Services and data binding
  9. Developing tasty forms, views, and layouts
  10. PART 3 EVERYDAY GRAILS
  11. Building reliable applications
  12. Using plugins: just add water
  13. Protecting your application
  14. Exposing your app to other programs
  15. Single-page web applications (and other UI stuff)
  16. Understanding Spring and transactions
  17. PART 4 ADVANCED GRAILS
  18. Understanding events, messaging, and scheduling
  19. NoSQL and Grails
  20. Beyond compile, test, run
  21. Grails in the cloud
  22. BONUS ONLINE CHAPTERS
  23. Advanced GORM kung fu
  24. Developing plugins

About The Authors

Glen Smith has been involved in the Grails community since Grails 0.1 and launched the first public-facing Grails app (an SMS Gateway) on Grails 0.2. He is a regular on the Groovy and Grails speaking circuit, the co-host of the Grails podcast, and the man behind groovyblogs.org.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning Publications (July 24, 2014)
  • Length: 576 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781617290961

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