Grails in Action is a comprehensive introduction to the Grails framework covering the nuts and bolts of all core Grails components controllers, views, services, webflows, taglibs, Ajax, and plugins. But much more than an introduction, Grails in Action is jampacked with skills, techniques, and insights from the trenches solving the challenges you’re likely to face developing your next killer web app. First, the basics the domain model, controllers, views, and services. Then, the fun! Dive into a Twitterstyle app with features like AJAX/JSON, animation, search, wizardseven messaging and Jabber integration. Along the way, you’ll discover loads of great plugins that’ll make your app shine. Learn to integrate with existing Java systems using Spring and Hibernate. you’ll need basic familiarity with Java and the web. Prior experience with Groovy is not necessary.
A frequent speaker and the cohost of the Grails podcast, Glen Smith launched the first publicfacing Grails app (an SMS Gateway) on Grails 0.2.
Peter Ledbrook is a core Grails developer and author of several popular plugins, who has worked as an engineer for both G2One and SpringSource.