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Grails in Action by Peter Ledbrook, Glen Smith

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Chapter 11. Remote access

In this chapter

  • Making your application available to software clients
  • Leveraging HTTP via the REST pattern
  • Exporting services to remote clients

Now that you have a good grounding in securing an application from attack and unauthorized access, it’s time to look at how other software (other than web browsers) can use and interact with your Grails applications.

The prominence of controllers and GSPs shows how heavily geared Grails is toward browser-based web applications, but there’s often no reason to limit yourself to a single UI—anyone who has used Twitter knows that you can use a variety of different clients to view and post tweets. An HTML interface isn’t much use for such software clients because they usually ...

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