Chapter 17. Beyond compile, test, run

This chapter covers

  • Managing dependencies
  • Packaging and deploying your application
  • Using continuous integration
  • Integrating multiproject builds

Grails gives you all the tools you need to build your web application and run it, as we’ve shown throughout the previous chapters. The ability to make changes and see their effect immediately in a running server makes for a productive development environment. At a certain point, though, you need to deploy your application into a production setting: grails run-app isn’t going to cut it. It won’t scale or perform efficiently.

Getting to the point of deployment can potentially be a single-step process (use the Grails war command to create the artifact of deployment), ...

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