Today I’m checking out another new thing that I’ve never heard anything about. It’s Hanselminutes episode 392, Groovy on Grails with Netflix’s Clay McCoy.

The name makes me think about Ruby on Rails and that’s exactly what it is. It’s inspired by Ruby but it’s actually Java running on JVM. Just like Ruby on Rails you create your domain model, scaffold and run.
You can start by writing actual Java and then move towards the more idiomatic language.

This is a half hour show so I did a quick start to get a better feel of Groovy on Grails. I’ve tried Ruby on Rails and it’s neat and so is Groovy on Grails.
I think however that this is one of those things that I’ll probably won’t use, but it’s good to know that it exists and what it’s for.

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