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Ankit Garg

Joined: Aug 03, 2008
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This week, we're delighted to have Dave Klein helping to answer questions about the new book Grails: A Quick Start Guide. See the summary of contents online.

The promotion starts Tuesday, November 10th 2009 and will end on Friday, November 14th 2009.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, Pragmatic.

Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing.

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Raghavan Muthu
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Welcome Dave Klien to Java Ranch Book Promo

Hope you would have a good time here and answer our queries.

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Welcome to JavaRanch, Dave Klein

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Welcome Dave!

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Kenneth A. Kousen
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Joined: Sep 18, 2002
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Hi Dave! I think your book is fantastic. I guess I don't have a question. I just really like the book.


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Len Ocin

Joined: Oct 25, 2009
Posts: 5
What is Grail? (Do I get a book for not knowing? )

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Max Galushka

Joined: Mar 29, 2007
Posts: 8
Hello Dave,

I have been working with many web application frameworks (and with Grails as well), but in Grails I couldn't find the answer how to integrate my own Java libraries (that possibly use Hibernate and spring themselves) into Grails/Groovy project?

Also is there any possibility to separate presentation logic from business logic (just add some API calls in web layer to business)?

Thanks, for the answers and welcome!

Maxim Galushka
mikey strauss

Joined: Nov 02, 2009
Posts: 19
Welcome Dave Klein
i am not an expert in web development i am a beginner really ,do you think learning grails
would be good /bad or me and is the book suitable for someone like me?
Oliver Hoch

Joined: Jun 11, 2003
Posts: 2
Hi Dave,
in a plugin I'd like to extract constants (e.g. folder and file names) into a (groovy) class for reuse in install, uninstall and other scripts.
How can I use such a class in my gant scripts?
Akshay Manchanda

Joined: Oct 30, 2009
Posts: 4
Hi Dave,
The book seems really interesting. I want to know what were your strategies to gather the interest of the reader?

All the best

Akshay Manchanda,SCJP
Ankit Garg

Joined: Aug 03, 2008
Posts: 9465

Len Ocin wrote:What is Grail? (Do I get a book for not knowing? )

As I said earlier, "Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing". So if you want to win the book then start a new topic for your meaningful questions...
Matthew Taylor

Joined: Jun 13, 2004
Posts: 110
Hooray for Dave Klein! (I know that guy!!)

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Dave Klein
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Joined: Aug 29, 2007
Posts: 77
Thanks everybody! This should be a fun week.

There were some good questions in this welcome thread. I hope those will be reposted as new topics, but if not, I'll try to come back here and answer them.

I agree. Here's the link:
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