November 17, 2009 – Get RAD with Grails
Grails is the ultimate Java rapid application development environment (RAD). Using the lightweight but powerful Groovy language sitting on top of the JVM, you can put together a complete application in a fraction of time as “normal” web-app development. This introductory session to Grails will cover the new Grails 1.2 release using lots of code examples. We’ll use The new Eclipse-Groovy/Grails plugin to create a complete app during the session. We’ll also use some of the \*hundreds\* of plugins available for Grails. These plugins offer easy-to-use features such as rich internet, security, clustering, etc.
\**\* We’ll be giving out free t-shirts and other goodies for those who attend.
Pratik Patel wrote the first book on ‘enterprise Java’ in 1996, “Java Database Programming with JDBC.” He has also spoken at various conferences such as the Net Database Summit, WWW7 and the Atlanta Java User’s Group (AJUG).
Pratik’s specialty is in large-scale Java applications for mission-critical use. He has designed and built enterprise applications in the retail, health care, financial services, and telecoms sectors. Pratik holds a master’s in Biomedical Engineering from UNC, has worked in places such as New York, London, and Hong Kong, and currently lives in Atlanta, GA.