Grails 3 for Spring Developers

Discover Grails, from the perspective of a Spring developer in this 75-minute webinar presented by Jeff Brown and Josh Long.

About the Presenters

Josh Long is the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion and author of 5 books, including O'Reilly's upcoming Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry, and 3 best-selling training videos, including Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons.

Josh is also an Open Source contributor to Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti, and Vaadin.

Jeff Brown, co-founder of the Grails framework, has been doing JVM application development for as long as the JVM has existed. He has spent most of the last decade focused specifically on work related to the Grails framework. Jeff has co-authored The Definitive Guide To Grails Second Edition, and The Definitive Guide To Grails 2.

Jeff is a regular public speaker on Grails, Groovy, and other JVM related technologies.


Grails 3 is a full stack framework built on top of Spring Boot. In addition to all of the capabilities offered by Boot, developers using Grails 3 benefit from the enormous productivity gains and other features (e.g., GORM, Profiles, etc.) that Grails 3 packs in!

In this webinar, Spring Developer Advocate, Josh Long (@starbuxman), and Grails co-founder, Jeff Scott Brown (@jeffscottbrown), introduce the Grails framework from the perspective of a Spring developer and demonstrate how these awesome technologies play so well together.

The session will be of interest to anyone looking to build robust JVM web applications with high productivity, while keeping the application code expressive and simple.

Grails developers will find many interesting tips and tricks during the demonstrations but no prior experience with Grails is necessary. 


The following topics are covered in this webinar:

  • Quick Intro to Spring & Grails
  • REST
  • JSON views
  • Testing
  • Plugins
  • Security
  • Deployment
  • Customizing Spring Boot in a Grails app

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