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Beginning Groovy and Grails: From Novice to Professional by James Shingler, Joseph Faisal Nusairat, Christopher M. Judd

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CHAPTER 5Building the User Interface

Chapter 4 introduced the layering and components of Grails, and it showed you how to create a simple application using Grails scaffolding. In this chapter, you'll use the domain objects from Chapter 4 to start the process of creating an attractive, full-featured application.

You will learn how to use GSP, Grails tags, Grails templates, and CSS to create a look and feel that will be common across the application. You will create the login view and controller actions to support it. Once you have some code, you will start building a testing harness that will include integration tests and functional tests. Next, you will start to focus on user experience. You will look at validation, errors, and messages, and ...

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