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Building Twitter in 40mins with Grails

Out in Gotham City tonight to see Graeme Rocher do a presentation on building Twitter in Grails in 40 mins. The talk took a bit longer due to some technical issues (Macs and OHPs) but was impressive none the less. Graeme was able to build twitter using a messaging architecture by pulling various plug-ins for security and messaging in about an hour.

Lesson learned is that intellijIDEA is the IDE for Grails at the moment. The context was updated seamlessly during the presentation and Graeme did mention the Eclipse support was a bit “Ropey”. This is due to change when the Spring Source tooling bods get on the case apparently.