Wednesday, July 26, 2006

July 2006 Meeting Minutes

July's meeting had an excellent turnout with 17 people in attendance for the meeting. First, the presentation provided an overview of scripting in Java in general. Then we explored the different Groovy language features and API for lists, maps, and control constructs. Many people showed interest in the Groovy's closure construct.

The last part of the meeting was focused on GRAILS (formerly Groovy on Rails). This is a "Coding by Convention" framework based on Groovy. We had a live demo of Grails and within 10 minutes, I was able to create a functioning CRUD app consisting with 2 screens with no coding. This is an interesting tool that will surely give Java developers access to easy web development.

Materials for this presentation will be made available soon.

We look forward to see you at our August meeting next month. Bring a friend.

Special Thanks:
CGA.Net - Meeting Facilities
RJ Salicco - Organization

Vladimir Vivien