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* Welcome Andres Almiray and Danno Ferrin

Henry Wong
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This week, we're delighted to have Andres Almiray and Danno Ferrin helping to answer questions about the new book Griffon in Action.

The promotion starts Tuesday, February 16th 2010 and will end on Friday, February 19th 2010.

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

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

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Welcome Andres and Danno!

All: Note this book is currently in Manning's Early Access Program and due for publication in the summer. Winners will get access to the current PDF shortly after the promo and the physical book (if they want it) when it is published.


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But What Should i suppose to do for it.
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Sandeepesh shah wrote:But What Should i suppose to do for it.


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Gene Golovchinsky
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I am wondering if Griffon can be used in a manner analogous to GWT to develop client-side interaction for web applications. Grails is fine for structuring the server, but seems limited when it comes to dynamic web user interfaces.

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Kuba Zygmunt
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Gene, I'm not the one of the authors of the book but you could look at : http://groovy.dzone.com/articles/griffon-front-end-grails-back
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Welcome guys, I hope you will not get tired too soon answering our questions

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Gene Golovchinsky
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Kuba Zygmunt wrote:Gene, I'm not the one of the authors of the book but you could look at : http://groovy.dzone.com/articles/griffon-front-end-grails-back


This is a nice tutorial for building client-server applications with Griffon, but I was hoping for a way to "cross-compile" Griffon apps to run in a web browser. GWT does this for (a subset of) Java code, generating HTML/CSS/JavaScript. Hoping Griffon could do something similar.

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Kuba Zygmunt
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GWT was built to work in browsers. I haven't found any desktop application built using GWT executed without browser. GWT creates Javascript code using Java builders.

Griffon creates a desktop application.
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Please remember that this topic is for welcoming the authors -- not for asking questions. Any posts in this topic are not eligible for the book promotion.


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Andres Almiray
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Hi Guys,

I've read in last GroovyMag an article about Griffon, and the author mentioned new feature in Griffon called 'Addons'

Does this book cover this new tasty bit and describe differences between Addons and Plugins ?

Another question that comes to my head, does Griffon support and use JavaFX ?

Many thanks

Kuba


Yes. Chapter 11 "Plugin Development" will cover both plugins and addons.
Griffon supports JavaFX to a certain extent due to:
- mixing Swing and JavaFX with 100% fidelity and with bidirectional communication is not yet possible.
- distributing the runtime jars is forbidden by the license. you're restricted to building applications in webstart and applet modes.

Cheers,
Andres
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Hi guys! Glad to see you here.

I want to suggest that everyone take advantage of Andres and Danno being here. They're really impressive coders, with tons of knowledge about the subtleties of desktop application development. I can't imagine anyone will ask a question they can't at least address in some way.

I've had the opportunity to talk to Andres a few times, and I always learn something great when I do.


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Sebastien Blanc
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Happy to see Andres and Danno on the javaranch,
Griffon really rocks, building swing apps with griffon is like watching the "Boys, boys, boys" Sabrina's videoclip easy and funny ;-)


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