There an back again: a story of a simple HTTP request's travels through the depths of an ordinary grails application running in tomcat. Grails is an amazing "convention over configuration" framework that makes the complexities of Spring, Hibernate, etc. a breeze to work with, but it is easy to overlook or misunderstand the many levels of abstraction that make this framework so powerful.
In this session we will do a deep dive of just about every layer that a simple HTTP request goes through just to do accomplish few simple tasks. We'll start with the open socket in tomcat and work our way through every layer of code that our HTTP request invokes. We'll look at Security, Url Mappings, Filters, Controllers, data-binding, Services, GORM/Hibernate/JDBC, Views, Layouts, and all of the icing in-between.
Colin Harrington is a Principal Consultant at Object Partners, Inc with over 4.5 years of Grails experience. Based in Minnesota, Colin has 10+ years of experience developing web-based applications.
Colin is an agile practitioner and has been a key component of many powerful fast-paced local and remote teams with varying levels of composition and ability. He is a Technical leader and a forward thinker with a knack for delivering potent and engaging web-applications.
Colin is an active member of the Groovy and Grails community and an active speaker at local user groups, events and conferences such as MinneBar, GUM, GR8Conf in the US, etc.More About Colin »