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Groovy on Grails for real

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Needed to knock up a quick app to deliver Jars and Jads and decided it was time to have a go at Groovy on Grails for real.

Although learning curves can be a bit tiresome, overall the experience has been pretty positive. The things I like so far are:

  • Being able to create a domain class and have it create all the relational mapping for me.
  • Being able to add fields to this class and have it update the table.
  • Creating a controller and have automatic CRUD scaffolding in place so I can see if things look ok.
  • Being able to update code and have the context loaded automatically … ace. This is a little flaky sometimes, but that might be my lack of understanding.
  • Having the freedom and no typee-ness of Groovy, no static typing is good most times
  • Knowing that I can use a lot of stuff I know like the String functions, no massive syntax change
  • Knowing it is all Spring, Hibernate and Sitemesh underneath

The other thing that has given me confidence is that SpringSource are now behind the Grails project.

Ooooo it’s all good.

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