Moving My Google Maps Mashup to Grails, part one

The Google Maps API is easy to use. The basic idea is to create a Map2 object (the former GMap2, now known as google.maps.Map2) and add Marker objects to it. The Marker objects then use InfoWindow objects to display all the information for that marker, which can either appear on load, or you can set… Read More

Moving My Google Maps Mashup to Grails, part zero

I’m not quite ready to make it live on the web yet, but I’ve just about finished porting my Google Maps mashup to Grails. In earlier posts I’ve discussed how I built a Google Maps mashup showing the names and locations of all the courses I’ve taught over the last three years. In its earlier… Read More

Go to see Grails, learn about Hibernate

Today I finally got to see the two Grails presentations by Jason Rudolph at No Fluff, Just Stuff. It’s not really an exaggeration to say I decided to attend the conference largely because I knew he’d be there. I like the NFJS conferences, but since I’m a one-person company, the “budget” for the conference comes… Read More

Moving from Groovy to Grails

When I first heard about Ruby on Rails late in 2005, I got very excited about it and was eager to learn more. Over the Xmas/New-Years break I purchased both the so-called “pick-axe” book (Programming Ruby, by Dave Thomas) and the Agile Web Developer’s Guide to Rails (by Dave Thomas and David Heinemeier Hansson). I… Read More