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Grails in Action, Second Edition by Glen Smith and Peter Ledbrook

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Chapter 4. Creating the initial UI

This chapter covers

  • Generating UIs instantly with scaffolding
  • Restyling the scaffolding
  • Customizing the scaffolding for your project

We spent most of the last chapter on domain modeling. It’s time to reward that effort with an instant working web application based on the scaffolding you first saw in chapter 1. In this chapter, you’ll create that UI and take a closer look at how it works and how to customize its look.

Do you need scaffolding? No. Few live web applications are based on such UIs because they aren’t particularly user-friendly. Why not start working on a fancy UI for Hubbub? We have several reasons.

First, it’s nice to have a working web application quickly. It allows you to experiment with ...

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