Advanced Development with Grails

This 3-day, intensive, hands-on Grails® training workshop equips developers with the advanced knowledge and skills to take full advantage of the framework and tackle real issues in enterprise-scale applications.


This course is designed to enhance the skills of experienced Grails developers through lectures, real-world examples, and hands-on practice.

The following advanced topics are covered in detail:

  • GORM
  • Grails REST
  • Caching for optimum performance
  • Asynch web development
  • Securing Grails applications
  • Grails plugin architecture
  • Advanced Groovy techniques as they relate to the Grails framework


We recommend students have at least completed Grails Deep Dive or have real-world app development experience with the Grails framework before enrolling in this course.

Intended Audience

Developers who are already using the Grails framework to develop real-world applications are encouraged to take their skills to the next level by enrolling in this advanced programming course.

Duration and Format

3 days (18 hours)


The following topics are covered in this workshop:

  • GORM
    • Multiple data sources
    • Non-relational data sources
    • Multi-tenancy
  • REST
    • Versioning APIs
    • Custom view for JSON, XML, etc.
  • Caching
    • Caching and GORM
    • Caching application APIs
  • Asynchronous programming
    • GPARS
    • Reactor
    • Async GORM
  • Security
    • Spring security
    • Securing REST APIs
  • Plugins
    • Introducing new artifact types
    • Defining commands
  • Advanced Groovy
    • AST transformations
    • Type checking extensions
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