Grails Case Study: Enterprise-Scale Application Development

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Grails Allows for Enterprise-Scale App Development

Using Grails, our client experienced seamless integration with other technologies and dramatic increases in developer productivity. Software engineering support and strong documentation, bolstered by a vibrant user community, make Grails a terrific choice for any organization looking to quickly bring industrial-strength, scalable, and integrated solutions to market.

Background

Our client, a leader in the global life reinsurance industry, began using the Grails framework to support increased business demands for speed-to-market, continuous innovation, scale, and reduction of software licensing costs.

The first Grails project was a major success. 

New Business Challenges

Having successfully implemented Grails for its internal and external web services, XML SOAP-based services, REST services, AngularJS applications, and traditional web 1.0 applications, our client reached out to us for assistance in augmenting and supporting its teams.

Our Grails team stood apart from other technology service providers, particularly with regard to our Grails 3 expertise, upgrade capabilities, and general software engineering skills.

“Grails is not just for rapid prototyping; our situation is proof that Grails is built for enterprise-scale application development.”

“Development with Grails is significantly faster than with Java, or anything else we had worked with or explored.” 

“OCI consultants deliver a level of consistency that we haven’t seen. And that consistency means reduced risk to our projects.”

— Client Testimonial

Grails Advantages

Because Grails represents a combination of convention over configuration and sensible defaults, the framework works like “Java on steroids.”

Popular among shops that have invested in Java or JVM-based technologies, Grails facilitates rapid application development. It is welcomed by development teams (including those currently using Spring and Hibernate) with its ability to accelerate developer productivity by 50-70%. It is also applauded by businesses as a tailored feature set, resulting in streamlined learning, development efficiency, and support responsiveness.

Software engineering support and strong documentation, bolstered by a vibrant user community, make Grails a terrific choice for any organization looking to quickly bring industrial-strength, scalable, and integrated solutions to market.

OCI Advantages

  • Grails co-founders lead the OCI Grails team, along with subject matter experts from around the globe.
  • Engaging the Grails core team enables quicker project upgrades, improving overall speed-to-market.
  • Training programs are delivered by the Grails core team, who are uniquely positioned to share first-hand experience with the framework and to provide customized, targeted training.
  • Engaging the OCI team affords access to OCI’s network of Open Source technologists, delivering quick and seamless support for other projects.
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