Painless Desktop Application Development: The Griffon Experience
Despite of all the buzz and hype around webapps over the last 8 years fact is that desktop applications are still found in many places, specially in the enterprise. However the legends are true: building desktop applications is a hard job. But it does not have to be. Enter Griffon.
Griffon aims to bring back the fun and productivity to desktop application development in the same way Grails did it (and continues to do so) on the web. Griffon is rooted in the JVM but has Grails in its DNA. This means you'll find yourself right at home if you're a Java veteran, same goes for all of you that made the jump to Grails.
In this session, Andres Almiray will cover the basics to get you started with Griffon. How applications are structured and built. Then we'll switch gears into high speed and cover topics like threading, testing, deploying, handling of legacy code and even network and database integration.
WANT TO LEARN MORE? THEN CHECK OUT OUR EVENTS IN 2012!
GROOVY & GRAILS EXCHANGE 2012
Skills Matter is happy to announce the 6th annual Groovy & Grails eXchange on Dec 12-13th 2012
. Join us for 2 days of talks, open-space discussions and brainstorming with core committers and leading experts, including Guillaume LaForge, Graeme Rocher, Peter Ledbrook and may others, to learn and share the latest innovative ideas, best tools and practices for enterprise web
development with Groovy and Grails.
Mark Murphy's Intro to Android for Busy Coders course
Come join this Android training course, if you need to get a firm foundation for your Android application development efforts. In this Android course, you will learn the basics of getting Android applications and user interfaces up and running, including such tricky bits as dealing with background threads, screen rotations, and database access. Upon completion, you will be able to use Android to construct a simple GUI, backed by a database and user preference file, containing multiple screens (activities). Find out more
Dierk Koenig's Practical Groovy for Developers
Join this workshop to get proficient with Groovy, Java's dynamic friend.
Groovy has become the de-facto standard for dynamic programming on the Java platform. This workshop introduces you to Groovy and its areas of applicability with real-world examples.
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Dierk Koenig's Practical Grails for Developers
Join Dierk and learn how to build industrial-strength web applications for the JVM. Grails is the rising web application platform for the Java Enterprise Edition. This tutorial introduces application development with Grails by real-world examples.We start with basic, database-oriented web applications that we extend and finish in the course of the workshop – following the best practices that make real Grails projects successful. Our code will be mainly in Groovy, optionally enriched with Java. Grails gives us a seamless integration between both together with sophisticated IDE support.
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Hans Dockter's Core Gradle
In this intensive and highly practical 3-day Gradle course, you will become familiar with all major concepts of Gradle and how to best use Gradle for simple as well as complex build scenarios. This course is packed with hands-on exercises. You
will learn about the basic language elements of the Gradle Domain Specific Language (DSL), how to use Gradle's build-by-convention for plain Java and Java web projects, and how to use the Gradle plugin system. You will find out how easy it is to customize your build. You will learn about Gradle's mighty dependency management. This 3-day Gradle course has been developed by Gradle’s founder and Project lead Hans Dockter. Find out more here
ABOUT ANDRES ALMIRAY
Andres is a Java/Groovy developer, Java Champion, co-author of "Griffon in Action", and has more than 12 years of experience in software design and development.
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ABOUT THE GGUG
The Groovy & Grails User Group was founded in 2007, a few months prior to the first Groovy & Grails eXchange.
The Groovy & Grails UG aims to meet once every month or so, providing an opportunity for Groovy & Grails experts, programmers and enthusiasts to learn, meet and discuss.
The Groovy & Grails UG (UK) also discusses events and ideas on the G&G UG (UK) LinkedIN Group
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PODCAST PAINLESS DESKTOP APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: THE GRIFFON EXPERIENCE
This session took part at the Groovy & Grails eXchange 2011. You can view the other 35 podcasts here.