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Griffon in Action

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Summary

Griffon in Action is a comprehensive tutorial written for Java developers who want a more productive approach to UI development. After a quick Groovy tutorial, you'll immediately dive into Griffon and start building examples that explore its high productivity approach to Swing development.

About the Technology

You can think of Griffon as Grails for the desktop. It is a Groovy-driven UI framework for the JVM that wraps and radically simplifies Swing. Its declarative style and approachable abstractions are instantly familiar to developers using Grails or JavaFX.

About the Book

With Griffon in Action you get going quickly. Griffon’s convention-over-configuration approach requires minimal code to get an app off the ground, so you can start seeing results immediately. You’ll learn how SwingBuilder and other Griffon “builders” provide a coherent DSL-driven development experience. Along the way, you’ll explore best practices for structure, architecture, and lifecycle of a Java desktop application.

Written for Java developers—no experience with Groovy, Grails, or Swing is required.

What’s Inside

  • Griffon from the ground up

  • Full compatibility with Griffon 1.0

  • Using SwingBuilder and the other “builders”

  • Practical, real-world examples

  • Just enough Groovy

About the Authors

Andres Almiray is the project lead of the Griffon framework, frequent conference speaker, and Java Champion. Danno Ferrin is cofounder of Griffon and an active Groovy committer. James Shingler is a technical architect, conference speaker, open source advocate, and author.