Grails Deep Dive

In this 2-day intensive workshop, Grails co-founder Jeff Scott Brown covers Grails 3 and 4 in depth and provides Java developers the knowledge and skills to quickly master the Grails Framework and start maximizing their productivity right away.


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 Grails
  • Strategies for leveraging the power and flexibility of GORM
  • Building RESTful applications
  • Modularizing applications with plugins
  • How and when to use of static type checking

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).

Intended Audience

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

Duration & Format

2 days (12 hours)

Schedule a custom offering of this workshop at your location, online, or in our Midwest training lab (12140 Woodcrest Executive Drive; St. Louis, MO. 63141).


The following topics are covered in this course:

  • Brief Introduction to Groovy
  • Introduction to Grails
  • Controllers
  • Introduction to GSP
  • Dependency injection
  • Introduction to GORM
  • GORM data services
  • Introduction to Micronaut Data
  • Services
  • Using Micronaut services/beans
  • Plugins


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 Grails is required.

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