Grails Goodness

Track: Alternative Languages
Skill Level: Beginner
Room: Ballroom E
Time Slot: Mon 2/18, 1:00 PM

Learn the fundamentals of the Grails framework through example applications. Topics will include domain classes, controllers, transactional services, producing XML and JSON data, working with Ajax, unit and integration testing, and as many plugins as time allows.

Ken Kousen

Ken Kousen is a technical trainer, software developer, and conference speaker specializing in Java and open source topics, including Android, Spring, Hibernate/JPA, Groovy, Grails, and Gradle. He is the author of the O’Reilly book “Gradle Recipes for Android” and the Manning book “Making Java Groovy”. He also has recorded several video courses for O’Reilly, including two on Android, three on Groovy, two on Gradle, and one on the Spring Framework.

In 2013 was awarded a JavaOne Rockstar award. His academic background include BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from M.I.T., an MA and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, and an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I. He is currently President of Kousen IT, Inc., based in Connecticut.