Chapter 1. Grails in a hurry...

This chapter covers

  • What is Grails?
  • Core Grails philosophy
  • Installing Grails
  • The key components of a Grails application
  • Developing and deploying your first Grails application

“Help, I’ve lost my Mojo!” That statement is probably the most concise summary of what developers feel when working with one of the plethora of Java web frameworks. So much time editing configuration files, customizing web.xml files, writing injection definitions, tweaking build scripts, modifying page layouts, restarting apps on each change, aaaahhhh! “Where has all the fun gone? Why has everything become so tedious? I just wanted to whip up a quick app to track our customer sign-ups! There’s got to be a better way...” We hear you.

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