Andres Almiray

Developer Advocate for Gradle & Java Champion

Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and a Java Champion with more than 20 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application development since the early days of Java. Andres is a true believer in open source and has participated on popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). Founding member of the Griffon framework and Hackergarten community event. https://ch.linkedin.com/in/aalmiray

PRESENTATIONS

Maximize Developer Productivity with Fast and Reliable Builds
To monorepo or not to monorepo? That is the question!

EVENTS

Twin Cities Software Symposium March 8 - 10, 2019 Minneapolis, MN
New England Software Symposium March 15 - 17, 2019 Boston, MA
ÜberConf July 16 - 19, 2019 Denver, CO

BOOKS

Griffon in Action

Summary

Griffon in Action is a comprehensive tutorial written for Java developers who want a more productive approach to UI development. After a quick Groovy tutorial, you'll immediately dive into Griffon and start building examples that explore its high productivity approach to Swing development.

About the Technology

You can think of Griffon as Grails for the desktop. It is a Groovy-driven UI framework for the JVM that wraps and radically simplifies Swing. Its declarative style and approachable abstractions are instantly familiar to developers using Grails or JavaFX.

About the Book

Griffon in Action gets you going quickly. Griffon's convention-over-configuration approach requires minimal code to get an app off the ground, so you can start seeing results immediately. You'll learn how SwingBuilder and other Griffon "builders" provide a coherent DSL-driven development experience. Along the way, you'll explore best practices for structure, architecture, and lifecycle of a Java desktop application.

Written for Java developers—no experience with Groovy, Grails, or Swing is required.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

What's Inside
  • Griffon from the ground up
  • Full compatibility with Griffon 1.0
  • Using SwingBuilder and the other "builders"
  • Practical, real-world examples
  • Just enough Groovy

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Table of Contents

    PART 1 GETTING STARTED
  1. Welcome to the Griffon revolution
  2. A closer look at Griffon
  3. PART 2 ESSENTIAL GRIFFON
  4. Models and binding
  5. Creating a view
  6. Understanding controllers and services
  7. Understanding MVC groups
  8. Multithreaded applications
  9. Listening to notifications
  10. Testing your application
  11. Ship it!
  12. Working with plugins
  13. Enhanced looks
  14. Griffon in front, Grails in the back
  15. Productivity tools