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What forum is appropriate for grails questions?

Mark Herschberg

Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 6037
I've posted two grails questions thus far and put them in the Application Frameworks forum. Is that the right one, or should it go in the Object Oriented Scripting for forum, given it's close tie to groovy?

Jim Yingst

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
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That's a good question - I think Grails questions can be at home in either location. Perhaps if a question depends more on underlying Java stuff like Spring or Hibernate it could go in Application Frameworks or ORM, while if it depends more on language-based features it should go in OO Scripting. But for many questions that's probably not enough to really answer your question. Personally I'd kind of prefer the OO Scripting forum because that's currently rather small and I'd like to see it grow. But I'd be interested to hear what others think.
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Gregg Bolinger
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Yea, that is a tough one because it touches several different areas. I don't agree that questions should go in the OO Scripting forum unless they are specifically about Groovy. I think Application Frameworks is the best place for general Grails questions. It is probably rare you dip directly into a SpringMVC question though Hibernate questions are likely to arise.

Tricky tricky.

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Marc Peabody
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If we can make a Groovy/Grails forum I call bartender [co-]dibs.

I'm expecting to post some Grails questions myself in the next week or two as I get more into my current project.

Application Frameworks seems like the best spot for most questions, assuming we can't get our own special forum without all the other framework noise. *nudge, nudge*

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Mark Herschberg

Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 6037
While obviously there isn't enough demand to justify a forum by our current standards, I will say one thing in favor of it... there is almost no centralized place for grails questions. Most forums are sparse. Heck a google search of the two terms "grails and "params" pulls up my post on JR from a day or two ago as the third result! (This will probably go away as I've since edited the title.) If we start a forum we could be a centralzied locaiton for groovy/grails questions.

Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
I think Application Frameworks is most appropriate. While some questions might touch on Groovy directly (and thus be better suited for OO Scripting), the same could be said about some Java questions that come up while discussing Spring or other frameworks (i.e., they might be more suited for the general Java forums).
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