Developing React Apps with Grails 3

On-Demand Webinar


React is the JavaScript view library from our friends at Facebook. Rather than providing a "full-stack framework" for the front end, React focuses entirely on being the 'V' in MVC.

In this complimentary webinar, you'll learn how Grails developers can leverage React in their projects. We'll demonstrate several ways to use these two frameworks together, including an introduction to the React profile for Grails.


  • Understand the modern front-end development workflow
  • Learn approaches to integrating React apps with Grails
  • Explore advanced techniques, including security and deployment

Intended Audience

  • Grails developers interested in adding React or another frontend framework/library to their projects
  • Front-end developers interested in seeing what Grails has to offer in a modern web development workflow


The following topics will be covered:

  • Overview of React and build tooling
  • 3 Approaches to building Grails projects with React
  • The React profile
  • Spring Security REST
  • Unified deployment


  • Basic familiarity with React (able to write a component, understand JSX)
  • Basic familiarity with Grails 3 (create a project, domain model/controllers, GSPs)
  • Gradle experience a plus, but not required

This webinar was presented on Feb 9, 2018.

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