My Review of Programming Grails

Originally submitted at O’Reilly

Best Practices for Experienced Grails Developers

Excellent look under the hood of Grails

By Ken Kousen from Marlborough, CT on 9/25/2012


5out of 5

Pros: Accurate, Helpful examples, Easy to understand

Best Uses: Intermediate, Expert

Describe Yourself: Developer, Educator

Yes, this “early access” edition is very early, but the content so far is fantastic. The Hibernate chapter is the best discussion of how Grails handles Hibernate anywhere, and Burt clearly discusses how and when to use the second-level cache.

If the book consisted of that chapter alone it would be worth the price, but the other available chapters are also great. I have every reason to believe this will be an outstanding book for experienced Grails developers.


By Ken Kousen

I am a Java Champion and the author of the books "Kotlin Cookbook", (O'Reilly Media), "Modern Java Recipes" (O'Reilly Media), "Gradle Recipes for Android" (O'Reilly Media), and "Making Java Groovy" (Manning), as well as over a dozen video courses at Safari Books Online. I'm a regular member of the No Fluff, Just Stuff conference tour and have given talks all over the world. Through my company, Kousen IT, Inc, I've taught training courses to and worked with thousands of developers.

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