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Graeme Rocher, Grails Project Lead

 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: "Groovy and Grails In Depth"

Time: Thursday 14:15 - 15:15

Location: Westminster Suite


Over the past year the Groovy language and the Grails web framework have surged in popularity. Consistently the dynamic language of choice for Java developers, Groovy has seen a number of important milestones including the release of Groovy 1.6.

The Grails web framework continues to be a shining example of what can be achieved using Groovy's ability to define Domain Specific Languages (DSLs). By providing a higher level abstraction over the Java EE platform, Grails provides the productivity of other popular dynamic language platforms like Ruby on Rails and Django, but designed specifically for the Java platform.

In this session, the project lead of Grails, Graeme Rocher, will take you through a short introduction to Groovy and Grails followed by a code-driven walkthrough of building a real Grails application. Grails is specifically designed to make the life of the Java EE developer easier and this session will show you how you can take advantage of Grails to boost productivity on the Java platform.

Presentation: "Groovy and Grails"

Time: Friday 10:45 - 11:45

Location: Fleet Room

Abstract: Ryan Slobojan interviewing Graeme Rocher