Grails: Links from my first week with Grails

Never before in my life I had the opportunity to learn a new technology and put it into productive use within just a couple of days. Grails will change is changing has changed the Java and framework landscape. Using Grails, within less than 3 weeks, an application has been developed that accepts NFC-scans from mobile devices (i.e. Nokia 6131 NFC), sends notifications by email and by SMS, and renders a live view of scans as well. None of the staff involved had any previous experience with Grails whatsoever (I started implementing the domain classes and services, a colleague of mine then took over to implement the GUI while I was on vacation on the Canary Islands). Our work was targeted towards NetBeans, GlassFish and PostgreSQL.

Listed here are the links that helped us jump on the track to wealth, glory and wisdom 🙂



Pet stores, sort of:

The web service side:

Still more advanced:

Slightly off topic:


Deutsche Ecke (German corner, don’t hold your breath yet):

Watch out

About Reiner

Born 1954 in Ratisbon (Bavaria, Germany), in 1976 punched cards at Berlin Technical University, caught hacking one of its mainframes by Horst Zuse (son of Konrad Zuse), started studying computer science and soon was offered a job whithin their computer department doing systems programming for IBM VM/370. While studying, jobbed around Germany at various places doing all sorts of things, then returned to Berlin to work at SRZ (computer aided typesetting). Never finished my master degree, but chose to take up self-employed work (which didn't turn me rich nor famous). Now working for a mid-sized software company within a very promising department as head of server software development.
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