Today, we’re doing something a little different from our usual here at Rev2. We usually review websites, talk about new applications, and such, today we’re going to look at a whole development framework and some of the training opportunities available.
If you aren’t familiar with the Grails framework for Web development or the Groovy background, then it’s likely that you aren’t a developer or in a business related to that. If you do know what it is and are interested in how it’s progressing as a platform for development, you’ll want to know about the upcoming conferences for Grails and Groovy.
There’s one on each coast coming up, the first is at the end of this month in San Francisco from September 22 to 24 and the other is in New York on November 3 to 5. Both are all-day events for their duration, 9am to 5pm, and have basically the same outline and agenda.
These three-day workshop covers both Groovy and Grails information and will bring updates to the current and near-future upgrades to be made to their standards. They workshops will introduce the programming language of Groovy and then the Grails web app framework to go with it.
The workshops promise to be intense and will be taught by some of the most well-known names in Groovy and Grails today. The idea is to take students (attendees) from the beginning point of literally installing Groovy compilers on their system to being proficient in its use and applying it to the Grails framework for web apps.
It definitely promises to be a definite event for learning with a lot of information. It looks like attendees can expect to see a lot of information in a very short amount of time. Teachers will include Jeff Brown, Graeme Rocher, and Guillaume Laforge, all founders of the Groovy and Grails systems.
Europeans and Asians won’t be left out either, though the teachers and special guests will be different. In Europe, starting also on September 22, conferences will be held in Sweden, the UK, Norway, Amsterdam, Paris, and Brussels. In Asia, starting in December, conferences will be held in three locations in India: Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bangalore.
This is a great opportunity for people who’re in Web development or interested in broadening their knowledge of it to gain some real-world, useful knowledge on Groovy and Grails.
You can find out more at Grails.org.