Get RAD with Grails

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Grails is the ultimate Java rapid application development environment (RAD). Using the lightweight but powerful Groovy language sitting on top of the JVM, you can put together a complete application in a fraction of time as “normal” web-app development. This introductory session to Grails will cover the new Grails 1.2 release using lots of
code examples. We’ll use The new Eclipse-Groovy/Grails plugin to create a complete app during the session. We’ll also use some of the hundreds of plugins available for Grails. These plugins offer
easy-to-use features such as rich internet, security, clustering, etc.

Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel is the CTO of Atlanta based TripLingo ( He wrote the first book on ‘enterprise Java’ in 1996, “Java Database Programming with JDBC.” He has also spoken at various conferences and participates in several local tech groups and startup groups. He’s in the startup world now and hacks iOS, Android, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Rails, and ….. well everything except Perl.
Pratik’s specialty is in large-scale applications for mission-critical and mobile applications use. He has designed and built applications in the retail, health care, financial services, and telecoms sectors. Pratik holds a master’s in Biomedical Engineering from UNC, has worked in places such as New York, London, and Hong Kong, and currently lives in Atlanta, GA.