March 9-11, 2011
Montreal, Canada

Spring + Rails = Grails!

Meet Grails, an agile development framework based on Java, Groovy and the Spring framework, designed to bring the simplicity and power of Ruby on Rails to java developers.

Do you need to reuse java libraries? Do your applications need to run in Java containers? With Grails, you can build web applications in seconds, and in a way that always keeps them easy to maintain and evolve, by minimizing the amount of code you need to write, leveraging the power and conciseness of the Groovy programming language and convention over configuration.

This session introduces the concepts of Grails, runs through two example use cases (build a new web application and modify an existing one), and finishes with lessons learned over a few years of using this framework to develop production applications.

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Olivier Gourment

Smarter Portal inc

Olivier Gourment has more than 20 years experience in large organisations in North America and Europe and strategic software and IT initiatives. Olivier delivered his first project with Agile techniques in 2001 and has been a passionate learner, practitioner and coach of Agile methods since then. He loves programming and regularly gives talks about Agile programming and management.

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