Chapter 13. Griffon in front, Grails in the back


This chapter covers
  • Building a Grails server application
  • Building a Griffon UI
  • Connecting Grails and Griffon via REST


It’s hard to find a web developer these days who hasn’t come across an Ajax- or RIA-powered website. These technologies have become so ubiquitous that we can’t go back to the times when Web 2.0 didn’t exist. There are myriad options for building a web application that has Ajax built in or that presents a rich interface, in both the frontend and backend tiers. Grails happens to be one of the front runners when dealing with the JVM.

We’ve mentioned Grails a few times already in this book. If you’re a developer working on web applications and you haven’t given Grails a try, ...

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