Griffon in Action
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.
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.
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.
- Griffon from the ground up
- Full compatibility with Griffon 1.0
- Using SwingBuilder and the other “builders”
- Practical, real-world examples
- Just enough Groovy
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting started
Chapter 1. Welcome to the Griffon revolution
Chapter 2. A closer look at Griffon
Part II: Essential Griffon
Chapter 3. Models and binding
Chapter 4. Creating a view
Chapter 5. Understanding controllers and services
Chapter 6. Understanding MVC groups
Chapter 7. Multithreaded applications
Chapter 8. Listening to notifications
Chapter 9. Testing your application
Chapter 10. Ship it!
Chapter 11. Working with plugins
Chapter 12. Enhanced looks
Chapter 13. Griffon in front, Grails in the back
Chapter 14. Productivity tools
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Manning Publications (June 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935182234
- ISBN-13: 978-1935182238