This course is taught by Object Partners Consultants with years of Grails experience. Every one of our instructors has been a part of several teams using Grails to build systems that are now in production so they know first hand the productivity and maintenance benefits of using Grails.
We’ll walk through everything you’ll need to get up and running with a Grails application. We’ll cover all of the application layers and explain each of them in detail.
We’ll take a deeper dive into the Grails application. You’ll get a better understanding of how the various components work and learn about how to structure your application for maintainability and performance.
We’ll spend day 3 digging into topics of your choice. We have many additional topics available, and want to make sure that you have time to discuss what’s important to you. We’ll use agile methodology to prioritize the topics most important to the class and cover as much as we can in the day. Topics for day 3 could include:
Jon has been professionally developing software since 1999, and hacking since he first found a command prompt. Since 2002, he has been architecting, developing, and deploying mission-critical enterprise applications. Jon is a huge believer in finding the right tool for job, and as such is a big proponent of robust open source technologies. In his spare time, Jon designs and builds mobile games, runs, rides his bikes, and falls over on snowboards. Given a 25th hour in the day, Jon would write another unit test (or 10).
Andy’s expertise is both technical and organizational. Though he started his computing career using TECO macros to translate programs from PL/1 to VAX basic, today his technical work most often focuses around the Grails/Groovy/Java platform.
Andy received a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Gustavus Adolphus College and an M.S. in Computer Science from Kent State University. He lives in St. Paul, MN and as a Principal Consultant at Object Partners he helps clients throughout the region with software development, technical leadership, development process re-engineering, and mentoring. His professional interests include getting the job done and avoiding nasty surprises.
Jeff is a Sun Certified Java Developer who has been focused on the Groovy ecosystem for the past six years. Jeff developed his first Grails application in 2008 for the City of Chicago and has been hooked ever since. Passionate about technology, Jeff cofounded the Chicago Groovy User Group in 2010 and has enjoyed learning about various aspects of Groovy, Grails, Gradle, and Spock. As a native of Boston, Jeff has been spoiled by the local sports teams with all four major teams winning at least one championship in the past decade. When he’s not writing code, Jeff enjoys spending time with his children, reading and exploring new places. Jeff received his B.S. in Biology from Boston University and a M.S. in Computer Science from DePaul University.
Jacob is a professional technology addict, developing large-scale applications with [mostly] JVM technologies. He has worked with companies and teams of various sizes and enjoys helping others with the extensive knowledge he’s gained in the trenches (and countless nights hacking). Over the past several years he has been focused on delivering scalable systems composed of technologies such as Grails, Spring Boot, Gradle, Spock, and many more.