We did it! We completed the original feature list for TekDays and even added a couple of bonus features with the time we saved by using Grails. We also saw firsthand how powerful and easy to use Grails plugins are. (Be sure to browse the Grails plugin portal at to see what others are available.)

All that’s left to do now is to deploy the application to our server. Before you start thinking “Ant and Ivy and Maven, oh my!” remember that this is Grails we’re talking about. Well, you’ll see. Turn the page.

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