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Griffon in Action

ISBN: 9781935182238
Publisher: Manning Publications
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2012-06-11
Number of pages: 384
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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

Griffon in Action gets you 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.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

What's InsideGriffon from the ground upFull compatibility with Griffon 1.0Using SwingBuilder and the other "builders"Practical, real-world examplesJust enough Groovy


Table of ContentsPART 1 GETTING STARTEDWelcome to the Griffon revolutionA closer look at GriffonPART 2 ESSENTIAL GRIFFONModels and bindingCreating a viewUnderstanding controllers and servicesUnderstanding MVC groupsMultithreaded applicationsListening to notificationsTesting your applicationShip it!Working with pluginsEnhanced looksGriffon in front, Grails in the backProductivity tools

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