Friday, May 23, 2008

Groovy Grails Training From G2One and Callista Enterprise

G2One, Inc. and Callista Enterprise AB have announced a partnership to support Advanced Groovy and Grails training in Scandinavia.

Göteborg 2008-09-08
Stockholm 2008-09-15
Malmö 2008-09-22

The 3 day comprehensive course covers details from intro to advanced for both the Groovy language and the Grails framework. The course description may be found here.

As with all G2One training events, students will receive a free 12 month license for IntelliJ IDEA. IDEA's JetGroovy brings fantastic support for both Groovy and Grails to the IDE.

Please contact us at training at g2one dot com with any training related inquiries.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Grails in Depth slides from JavaOne 08

Although I wasn't able to make JavaOne due to my bought of pneumonia, Guillaume did an excellent job of delivering my presentations and then did everyone a favour by posting them online! Here we go for those who haven't seen them yet:

Monday, May 19, 2008 now powered by Grails

We've just launched a re-write of the site in Grails. Previously the site was powered by Confluence (the Atlassian wiki), now in the spirit of eating ones own dog food it is a fully Grails powered site.

Ever since the Seam guys launched powered by Seam I felt something had to be done, before we could look them in the face again ;-)

Now its there and its more than a simple page turner, but a full featured wiki engine including versioning, diff'ing etc. and the source code is available at Codehaus. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

On missing JavaOne 08

As I write this JavaOne 08 is being wrapped up and I am horizontal in bed. I somehow managed to get pleurisy and pneumonia a few days before the event so missed it completely.

Luckily, the awesome Guillaume Laforge delivered my talks on Groovy and Grails instead of me, but sorry to those who were expecting to see me there, health comes first in this case.

It seems to have been another successful conference from what I could infer from the twitter feed and various blog postings. Was nice to hear Groovy in Action was 3rd and The Definitive Guide to Grails 6th of the best seller list after day 1.

On that topic of the books, being bed bound for a couple of weeks has given me the chance (when I'm not sleeping and feeling too ill) to spend some time planning and writing the second edition of the "The Definitive Guide..".

I'm co-authoring with Scott Davis, so the book should be bigger badder and more impressive this time. Target release date is the end of the year. Lets hope the codene doesn't make my ramblings to incoherent!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Spring Application Platform and Grails

For those of you interested, Grails applications deploy and execute on SpringSource's new Application Platform without any issues. I have updated the Grails deployment page to that effect.