First of all, I am grateful to my lovely wife, Betsy, and our boys, Jake and Zack, for all of their support. Without them, none of what I get to do would be possible. Thank you!

To Graeme I have to say a giant thank-you as well. He and I have worked together on the Grails technology for quite a few years, and that experience has been invaluable. I hope we continue enjoying accomplishments together for a very long time.

Thanks, too, to the whole Groovy and Grails team at SpringSource. I have never worked with a smarter group of people or a group that made work seem so much like pleasure.

Thanks as well to the whole Apress team for their support in completing this project. I appreciate their patience and their willingness to help ...

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