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The state of the art in Spring and Grails developer tooling

Christian Dupuis

Making With Eclipse · Standard (25 mins)
Wednesday, 13:30, 25 minutes | Winchester

Tags: JavaEE
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The Spring Framework and the associated Spring portfolio projects have emerged as the de-facto standard for enterprise Java development. The popular Grails Framework builds on top of Spring and the Groovy programming language to deliver increased productivity for web application development.

This session will introduce available developer tools supporting Spring and Grails and will highlight how those integrate with existing Eclipse technologies such as JDT, ADJT, Mylyn, WTP and Groovy-Eclipse. Additionally we show how those open-source tools can easily be extended to provide tool support for your Spring and Grails Framework extensions.

Be sure to not miss this talk if you want to get even more productive with Spring, Groovy and Grails.

Christian is a Principal Software Engineer for SpringSource and is the leader of the Tools Team responsible for SpringSource development tools including SpringSource Tool Suite. Since 2004 Christian has led the well known Spring IDE open source project that provides development tools for the Spring Portfolio based on Eclipse.

Christian has been developing Java enterprise applications since 1997. During this time, Christian designed complex software architectures with a focus on multi-tiered, web-based, client-server applications using enterprise Java technologies and the Spring Framework. Prior to joining SpringSource, Christian worked as consultant and project manager for one of the leading global technology consulting firms in the financial sector in central Europe.

Christian has presented on a variety of enterprise Java topics at conferences such as JAX, W-JAX, SpringOne and The Spring Experience.