|Mastering Grails: Creating a custom plug-in
In this Mastering Grails installment, Scott Davis shows you how to create your own Grails plug-in. Once you see how effortless it is to create a plug-in, you'll understand why more than 250 Grails plug-ins are available now, with new ones being added all the time.
|Articles||15 Sep 2009|
|Mastering Grails: Many-to-many relationships with a dollop of Ajax
|Articles||15 Apr 2008|
|Mastering Grails: Build your first Grails application
Java programmers needn't abandon their favorite language and existing development infrastructure to adopt a modern Web development framework. In the first installment of his new monthly series Mastering Grails, Java expert Scott Davis introduces Grails and demonstrates how to build your first Grails application.
|Articles||15 Jan 2008|
|Mastering Grails: Grails and legacy databases
In this Mastering Grails installment, Scott Davis explores the various ways that Grails can use database tables that don't conform to the Grails naming standard. If you have Java classes that already map to your legacy databases, Grails allows you to use them unchanged. You'll see examples that use Hibernate HBM files and Enterprise JavaBeans 3 annotations with legacy Java classes.
|Articles||15 Jul 2008|
|Mastering Grails: The Grails event model
Everything in Grails, from build scripts to individual artifacts such as domain classes and controllers, throw events at key points during an application's life cycle. In this Mastering Grails installment, you'll learn how to set up listeners to catch these events and react to them with custom behavior.
|Articles||12 Aug 2008|
|Mastering Grails: Give your Grails applications a facelift
In this installment of Mastering Grails, Scott Davis demonstrates how to make drastic changes to the look and feel of a Grails application using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), templates, tag libraries (TagLibs), and more.
|Articles||20 Jan 2009|
|Mastering Grails: Mock testing with Grails
In this Mastering Grails installment, Scott Davis shows you how to take advantage of the built-in mocking capabilities of the GrailsUnitTestCase and ControllerUnitTestCase classes included with Grails.
|Articles||20 Oct 2009|
|Mastering Grails: Understanding plug-ins
In this Mastering Grails installment, Scott Davis introduces you to the world of Grails plug-ins. Adding whole areas of new functionality to your applications couldn't be easier. You'll learn how plug-ins do their magic, and you'll use a plug-in to implement powerful search capabilities in the Blogito application.
|Articles||21 Jul 2009|
|Mastering Grails: File uploads and Atom syndication
In this Mastering Grails installment, Scott Davis shows you how to upload files to your Grails application and set up an Atom syndication feed. With these last pieces in place, Blogito becomes a full-fledged blog server.
|Articles||09 Jun 2009|
|Mastering Grails: Authentication and authorization
Grails provides all the basic building blocks you need to put together a secure Web application, ranging from a simple login infrastructure to role-based authorization, and in this installment of Mastering Grails, Scott Davis gives you a hands-on lesson in securing your Grails application. You'll also learn about some plug-ins that can help you extend your applications' security capabilities in new directions.
|Articles||28 Apr 2009|
|Mastering Grails: Rewiring Grails with custom URIs and codecs
In this installment of Mastering Grails, Scott Davis shows you how to customize the standard Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that Grails generates for Web pages. Moving from primary keys to descriptive titles in URIs gives users a more memorable and more meaningful path to the resources that they seek.
|Articles||10 Mar 2009|
|Mastering Grails: Asynchronous Grails with JSON and Ajax
|Articles||18 Nov 2008|
|Mastering Grails: Testing your Grails application
Grails makes it easy to ensure that your Web applications start out bug free and stay that way. As a bonus, you can leverage your test code to produce a rich set of executable documentation that is always up-to-date. This month, Grails guru Scott Davis shows you the Grails testing ropes.
|Articles||14 Oct 2008|
|Mastering Grails: Grails services and Google Maps
Scott Davis shows you how you can add maps to a Grails application using freely available APIs and Web services in this latest installment of Mastering Grails. He uses the trip-planner sample application from previous installments and takes it to the next level with geocoding, Google Maps, and Grails services.
|Articles||20 May 2008|