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What is Grails?

Barry Brashear
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Joined: Jun 05, 2001
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Could someone tell me what Grails is? Is there a forum here for it?

Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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I've moved this post to the appropriate forum.

Grails is a Groovy version of the "Ruby on Rails" web development platform. Rails is a framework that emphasizes defaulting over configuration; you generate a skeleton web app using some scripts, add a little code here and there, and the framework "does the right thing" in general for things you don't touch. Groovy is a scripting language for the JVM with a simplified Java-like syntax, and many Ruby-like features. So Grails is an attempt to bring the Rails ethos to the Java platform.

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