Griffon in Action is a comprehensive tutorial written for Java developers who want a more productive approach to UI development. After a quick Groovy tutorial, you'll immediately dive into Griffon and start building examples that explore its high productivity approach to Swing development.
About the Technology
You can think of Griffon as Grails for the desktop. It is a Groovy-driven UI framework for the JVM that wraps and radically simplifies Swing. Its declarative style and approachable abstractions are instantly familiar to developers using Grails or JavaFX.
About the Book
With Griffon in Action you get going quickly.
Griffon’s convention-over-configuration approach requires
minimal code to get an app off the ground, so you can start seeing
results immediately. You’ll learn how SwingBuilder and other
Griffon “builders” provide a coherent DSL-driven
development experience. Along the way, you’ll explore best
practices for structure, architecture, and lifecycle of a Java
Written for Java developers—no experience with Groovy, Grails, or Swing is required.
Griffon from the ground up
Full compatibility with Griffon 1.0
Using SwingBuilder and the other “builders”
Practical, real-world examples
Just enough Groovy
About the Authors
Andres Almiray is the project lead of the Griffon framework, frequent conference speaker, and Java Champion. Danno Ferrin is cofounder of Griffon and an active Groovy committer. James Shingler is a technical architect, conference speaker, open source advocate, and author.
Table of Contents
- Brief Table of Contents
- Table of Contents
- About this Book
- About the Cover Illustration
- Part 1. Getting started
- Chapter 1. Welcome to the Griffon revolution
- Chapter 2. A closer look at Griffon
- Part 2. Essential Griffon
- Chapter 3. Models and binding
- Chapter 4. Creating a view
- Chapter 5. Understanding controllers and services
- Chapter 6. Understanding MVC groups
- Chapter 7. Multithreaded applications
- Chapter 8. Listening to notifications
- Chapter 9. Testing your application
- Chapter 10. Ship it!
- Chapter 11. Working with plugins
- Chapter 12. Enhanced looks
- Chapter 13. Griffon in front, Grails in the back
- Chapter 14. Productivity tools
- Appendix. Porting a legacy application
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Listings
- Title: Griffon in Action
- Release date: June 2012
- Publisher(s): Manning Publications
- ISBN: 9781935182238