Cool Web Apps with Grails, Groovy and Next-Gen Scripting Languages

18 Dec

Part1: Cool Web Apps with Grails, Groovy and Next-Gen Scripting Languages

Speaker : Bill Grosso
Abstract:
The rise of next-generation languages that run on top of the JVM is probably the most
interesting thing to happen in the Java universe since the combination of the Spring
framework and the EJB 2 specification signalled the complete implosion of the Enterprise
Sofware Stack

In this talk, I’ll cover, in sequence:

* A brief overview of the state of the art of web application development
* A brief overview of Groovy, one of the most interesting of the next-gen languages
available on the JVM.
* A brief overview of Grails, the best web-application framework currently available
(where “best” is, of course, highly idiosyncratic)
* The source code to an actual working web application written in Groovy/Grails.

Part2: GORM (Object Relational Framework with Groovy)
Speaker: Chris Richarson

Bill Grosso, CTO and VP Eng, Twofish
O’Reilly author and start-ups board member and engineering leader, Bill Grosso brings his technical and business executive leadership to Twofish, where he oversees all aspects of engineering and product development. Prior to Twofish, Bill was the CTO and VP of Engineering at Engage.com, working at the intersection of online dating and social networking, and the VP of Engineering at Echopass, a leader in hosted call center solutions. Bill has deep roots in Silicon Valley, where he has consulted for or served on the boards of over 11 successful start-up companies in 15 years. He currently sits on the board at SDForum and as a member of the ACM Committee on Local Organizations. Previously, Bill founded the Silicon Valley Ruby Conference, as well as the SDForum Cloud Computing Conference. He is a noted speaker and author for Java.net and O’Reilly Media, under whose label he has authored two books: Java RMI and Java Enterprise Best Practices.

Chris Richardson
is a developer, architect and mentor with over 20 years of experience and is the author of the book “POJOs in Action.” He runs a consulting and training company that helps customers reduce the cost of development and increase the effectiveness of their development teams. His technical interests include domain-driven design, cloud computing and developer testing. Chris has been a technical leader at a variety of companies including Insignia Solutions and BEA Systems and recently became a Java Champion. Chris is the founder of Cloud Tools, which is an open-source project for quickly and easily deploying Java applications on Amazon EC2. He has spoken at various conferences including JavaOne 2006/2007/2008, No Fluff Just Stuff Java Symposiums, Colorado Software Summit, SD West, The Spring Experience, SpringOne, and Javapolis as well as Java user groups. Chris holds a computer science degree from the Cambridge University in England and lives in Oakland, CA where he runs the local Java User Group.

Location
Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
Palo Alto, CA 94105

Directions
Agenda
6:45-7:00 Doors open. Networking. Pizza.
7:00-9:00 Presentations

Price
$15 at the door for non-SDForum members
No charge for SDForum members
No registration required
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