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Grails ready for enterprise world?

leandro sabin

Joined: Aug 06, 2008
Posts: 4
Hello Glen & Peter.

I am a beginner in this Grails world but it is getting more interesting everyday. I got to the point where i don't feel like developing any new web application using any other framework.

My concern and my question is if you think that a grails application is ready for the enterprise world; I would like to know about performance, reliability, security, ect. And are there any outstanding real-world Grails applications?

Vikrant Pandit
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Joined: Mar 27, 2006
Posts: 245
There have been some hot discussions about Grails stability on its mailing list . See

But Grails 1.1.2 is expected to focus on ironing out these issues.

Vikrant Pandit
chris webster

Joined: Mar 01, 2009
Posts: 2288

As an example of a serious commercial use of Grails, the Swiss firm Canoo is working on an application to support risk management in re-insurance in collaboration with the Munich Re (one of the world's largest reinsurance companies) and others.

And you probably know already that Canoo is also home to Groovy-Meister Dierk Koenig.

It's still early days, but I think Groovy and Grails look very promising as a way to simplfy and accelerate JEE web development projects.

No more Blub for me, thank you, Vicar.
Gregg Bolinger
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Vivek Pandey wrote:There have been some hot discussions about Grails stability on its mailing list . See

But Grails 1.1.2 is expected to focus on ironing out these issues.

I don't think that discussion is really about stability. It's just about bugs while developing. Once the bugs are overcome the apps are stable. Remember, that Grails is built on top of industry proven technologies like Spring and Hibernate. Grails isn't doing anything those frameworks can't do, just with MUCH less configuration and code involved.

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Glen Smith

Joined: May 30, 2009
Posts: 8
Hi Leandro,

I can't speak for everyone, but I know that I've introduced Grails into Government environments in Australia.

Whilst I can understand that conservative environments are naturally resistant to "newer" frameworks and products like Grails, there are still some fantastic opportunities to gain traction.

For example, I threw together two Grails applications in a day that have been in the "we need these apps but don't have the budget to spend a month developing them" category. I hear a lot of stories from other folks like this. Grails is really gaining traction in the "quick inhouse" app department, which I think will be the beach-head for bigger deployments in the longer-term.

I think one of the biggest Grails sites I know of is Sky UK. Million+ hits a day. Graeme has the details on his blog: relaunches written in Grails.


andrew ennamorato
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Joined: Oct 03, 2007
Posts: 100
Apparently (canadian tacos! ole!) is run on grails.

And a financial firm somewhere in the states....Mutual of Omaha? is using a bunch of groovy/grails code. Heard this from Scott Davis (Groovy: Greasing the wheels of Java author).
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