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Graeme Rocher, Project Lead of the Grails Project & CTO of G2One

 Graeme  Rocher

Graeme Rocher is the project lead and co-founder of the Grails web application framework. He's a member of the JSR-241 Expert Group which standardizes the Groovy language.

Graeme authored the Definitive Guide to Grails for Apress and is a frequent speaker at JavaOne, JavaPolis, NoFluffJustStuff, JAOO, the Sun TechDays and more.

Before founding G2One Inc, Graeme was the CTO of SkillsMatter, a skills transfer company specializing in Open Source technology and agile software development, where Graeme was in charge of the company's courseware development strategy and general technical direction.

Presentation: "How to build Twitter in 40mins using Grails"

Time: Monday 16:30 - 17:45

Location: Foyer Room

Abstract: In this session Graeme Rocher, SpringSource's Head of Grails Development, will demonstrate how the basics of Twitter could have been built using Grails and JMS in a mere 40 minutes. A fast paced and code-driven presentation, Graeme will build a Twitter-like application from scratch using Grails and its rapid application development capability. By bringing together Spring, JMS and Java persistence techniques Graeme will also provide advanced tips and techniques for constructing Grails applications that can be deployed on to the Java EE platform.

Slides (1.2MB PDF) | Code (900KB ZIP)

Presentation: "Grails for Spring Developers"

Time: Wednesday 10:30 - 11:45

Location: Grand Ball Room


In this talk the Grails project lead, Graeme Rocher, introduces a new way to develop web applications with the Spring framework. The Grails web application framework, based on the Groovy language with powerful Spring underpinnings, is lowering the barrier of entry to Java EE development with Spring.

Through clever use of DSLs and convention-over-configuration Grails dramatically reduces the complexity of web development while still allowing the flexibility of the underlying frameworks such as Spring MVC, Web Flow and Hibernate. This session will guide you through the basics of Grails, and preview its power features such as GORM, GSP and Web Flow.