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Chapter 13. Rapid web development

This chapter covers

  • Why Java isn’t ideal for rapid web development
  • Criteria to use when choosing a web framework
  • Comparing JVM based web frameworks
  • Introducing Grails (with Groovy)
  • Introducing Compojure (with Clojure)

Rapid web development matters. A lot. A huge number of websites and applications driven by web technology dominate commercial and social activities across the globe. Businesses (especially startups) live and die by their capability to get a new product or feature rapidly into a competitive market. End users now expect near-instant turnaround of new features and rapid fixes for any bugs they discover. The modern user is less patient than ever before.

Unfortunately a vast majority of Java-based ...

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