Scott Davis

Scott Davis

Scott Davis is the founder of ThirstyHead.com, a training and consulting company that that specializes in leading-edge technology solutions like HTML 5, mobile development, SmartTV development, NoSQL, Groovy, and Grails.

  • @scottdavis99

Broomfield, Colorado

Areas of Expertise:

  • Node.js
  • HTML 5
  • mobile development
  • SmartTV development
  • NoSQL
  • Groovy
  • Grails
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training

Scott Davis is the founder of ThirstyHead.com, a training and consulting company that that specializes in leading-edge technology solutions like HTML 5, mobile development, SmartTV development, NoSQL, Groovy, and Grails. Scott co-founded the HTML5 Denver User Group in 2011.

Scott has been writing about web development for over 10 years. His books include Getting Started with Grails, Groovy Recipes, GIS for Web Developers, The Google Maps API: Adding Where to Your Web Applications, and JBoss at Work. Scott is also the author of two popular article series at IBM developerWorks -- Mastering Grails and Practically Groovy.

Groovy Recipes Groovy Recipes (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
by Scott Davis
February 2008
OUT OF PRINT

GIS for Web Developers GIS for Web Developers (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
by Scott Davis
October 2007
OUT OF PRINT

JBoss at Work: A Practical Guide JBoss at Work: A Practical Guide
by Tom Marrs, Scott Davis
October 2005
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

Responsive Mobile Architecture Responsive Mobile Architecture
by Scott Davis
November 2015
Video: $79.99

Architecture of the MEAN Stack Architecture of the MEAN Stack
by Scott Davis
April 2015
Video: $59.99

Webcast: Hands-on with the MEAN stack
August 26, 2015
In this hands-on webcast, Scott Davis (author/presenter of Architecture of the MEAN Stack ) will give a code-first example of using MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and NodeJS together to build modern, 21st century web applications.

"If you're interested in Groovy (and if you're not you should be) then Groovy Recipes is a book you'll find useful over and over again. There's enough information here to keep you busy learning and experimenting for a long time. But it doesn't stop there; Groovy Recipes is also an introduction to Grails, the Rails-like web application framework written in Groovy."
--Burk Hufnagel, DZone

"Computer libraries catering to busy Java professionals will find Groovy Recipes a winner, offering quick, at-a-glance solutions to everyday, common Java issues. Each 'recipe' begins with a quick-start code example followed by a clear and easy explanation. The idea is to get up to speed quickly, not become bogged down in theory and detail. Arrays, Maps, Grails and more applications receive quick, easy referencing under Scott Davis hand, making Groovy RecipesS a top pick for any Java library."
--James Cox, California Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf

"This book really stands out in an extremely positive way and could be one of the best programming books I’ve read in quite a while."
--JR Peck, Geek Book

"Overall, it’s a good book in terms of its information content, given that you’re not just looking to embed Google maps in your web application. It takes you through the terminology of GIS, database concerns, and then through standard OGC web services and clients. By the tech book standards, this one is brief, but that’s intended, as this is an introduction. The writing itself isn’t spectacular, but it’s clear and not a drudgery to read through. If you can stand the occasional corny joke and you’re looking to suck down geospatial datasets, then this is the book for you."
--Wilhelm Chung, Chicago Area Ruby Meetup Group