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Flex on Java by Jeremy Anderson, BJ Allmon

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Chapter 11. Flex on Grails

This chapter covers

  • Integrating Flex with Groovy and Grails
  • Installing the Grails Flex Plugin
  • Exposing a Grails service to Flex
  • Integrating Flex with JMS

Not all real-world development is against an existing application. Every once in a while you have fun developing new code. What do you do when you want to rapidly prototype a data-driven application with Flex? With the Flex part it’s easy enough to develop a UI, but what about the backend? You could always develop a Java-based backend using the same methods and techniques we described throughout this book, or you could take advantage of another framework, such as Grails, to quickly get your data-driven backend off the ground.

11.1. Why Groovy and Grails?

Groovy ...

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