Griffon in Action is a comprehensive tutorial written for Java developers who want a more productive approach to UI development. After a quick Groovy tutorial, you'll immediately dive into Griffon and start building examples that explore its high productivity approach to Swing development. About the Technology You can think of Griffon as Grails for the desktop. It is a Groovy-driven UI framework for the JVM that wraps and radically simplifies Swing. Its declarative style and approachable abstractions are instantly familiar to developers using Grails or JavaFX. About the Book Griffon in Action gets you going quickly. Griffon's convention-over-configuration approach requires minimal code to get an app off the ground, so you can start seeing results immediately. You'll learn how SwingBuilder and other Griffon "builders" provide a coherent DSL-driven development experience. Along the way, you'll explore best practices for structure, architecture, and lifecycle of a Java desktop application.
Written for Java developers—no experience with Groovy, Grails, or Swing is required.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book. What's Inside
Andres Almiray is a member of the Groovy Swing team, a group of developers in charge of the Swing code and the tasks at the very core of the language. He is a co-founder and project lead of the Griffon framework, and is responsible for FactoryBuilderSupport, JideBuilder, and GraphicsBuilder. Andres is also a frequent conference speaker and Java Champion.
James Shingler is the Lead Technical Architect for Big Lots (a nationwide retailer base in Columbus, Ohio), an international speaker, an open source evangelist, and coauthor of Beginning Groovy and Grails (2008). The focus of his career has been using cutting-edge technology to develop IT solutions for the retail, insurance, financial services, and manufacturing industries.