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Griffon in Action

Published by Manning
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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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
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 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

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Table of Contents

    PART 1 GETTING STARTED
  1. Welcome to the Griffon revolution
  2. A closer look at Griffon
  3. PART 2 ESSENTIAL GRIFFON
  4. Models and binding
  5. Creating a view
  6. Understanding controllers and services
  7. Understanding MVC groups
  8. Multithreaded applications
  9. Listening to notifications
  10. Testing your application
  11. Ship it!
  12. Working with plugins
  13. Enhanced looks
  14. Griffon in front, Grails in the back
  15. Productivity tools

Andres Almiray is a member of the Groovy Swing team, a group of developers in charge of the Swing code and the tasks at the very core of the language. He is a co-founder and project lead of the Griffon framework, and is responsible for FactoryBuilderSupport, JideBuilder, and GraphicsBuilder. Andres is also a frequent conference speaker and Java Champion.

Danno Ferrin is a senior software engineer with experience in numerous UI technologies including Java, Swing, Flex, and JavaScript. He's the co-founder of Griffon, and an active committer to the Groovy language.