Grails Deep Dive

Grails Deep Dive

This 12-hour deep-dive workshop covers the fundamentals Java developers need to quickly master the Grails framework and start maximizing their productivity right away.


The Grails framework is an Open Source, high-productivity toolkit for creating large-scale web applications.

In this 12-hour, instructor-led, online workshop, participants develop the skills to confidently build a wide variety of application types, including (but not limited to) traditional web apps, RESTful applications, and JavaScript-enabled single page applications (SPAs).

2021 Open-Enrollment Course

Dates: Sept. 7 to Sept. 10

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT

Location: Online

Instructor: Zachary Klein

Registration Fee: $199.00 USD

Course Description

This course provides participants a thorough understanding of the following topics through lectures, real-world examples, and hands-on practice:

  • Grails development tools
  • Building web applications with the Grails framework
  • Strategies for leveraging the power and flexibility of GORM
  • Building RESTful applications
  • How and when to use of static type checking

Lab Setup

Please have IntelliJ IDEA 2020.x and either JDK 8 or JDK 11 installed and configured on your PATH.

Lab exercises are conducted in IntelliJ IDEA 2020. If you don't have the licensed version, the Community Edition will work just fine. See  

Intended Audience

This course is a great learning opportunity for developers interested in leveraging Grails features to increase productivity when building JVM web applications.

This is a live, hands-on training course. No recording of this training event will be made available for on-demand consumption.


The following topics are covered in this course:

  • Brief Introduction to Apache Groovy
  • Introduction to the Grails framework
  • Controllers
  • Introduction to GSP
  • Dependency injection
  • Introduction to GORM
  • GORM data services
  • Security
  • Testing
  • Services
  • Micronaut® framework integration
  • Plugins
  • Introduction to Grails framework 5


To get the most out of this course, we recommend participants have beginner to intermediate proficiency with the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and a high-level understanding of how web applications work in general. No particular expertise with Groovy or the Grails framework is required.

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