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scrottyOct 9, 2012 12:39 pm 
Lenny PrimakOct 9, 2012 12:42 pm 
Thiago H de Paula FigueiredoOct 9, 2012 1:17 pm 
Alex KotchnevOct 9, 2012 8:30 pm 
Chris MylonasOct 9, 2012 9:12 pm 
Kalle KorhonenOct 9, 2012 10:09 pm 
Lance JavaOct 10, 2012 12:50 am 
Taha SiddiqiOct 10, 2012 1:01 am 
Szemere SzemereOct 10, 2012 1:46 am 
Alex KotchnevOct 10, 2012 7:01 am 
scrottyOct 10, 2012 8:11 am 
Subject:Re: Greenfield development: Tapestry or Grails for Groovy dev?
From:Thiago H de Paula Figueiredo (
Date:Oct 9, 2012 1:17:14 pm

I haven't used Groovy myself, but it seems Tapestry and it work very well for a long time. I've found a post by Howard Lewis Ship about this combination in Tapestry 5.0.12, which was an alpha version, all that in 2008: Tapestry doesn't case about the language you use, as long as it generates .class files and you put them in the right places. Some people has used Tapestry with Scala too.

On Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:39:16 -0300, scrotty <> wrote:

I am about to create a brand new website. I plan on using Groovy for my JVM language (just an arbitrary constraint I imposed on myself as part of the polyglot experience) and would like to give my users the niceties of AJAX on the front end. Everything else: DB, ORM, Web framework, etc. are wide open.

I am not new to development in general nor web development in particular. I have development experience in all the layers typically used in a web application (from browser to DB). I am looking for technologies that will allow me to create and maintain a straight-forward web application while minimizing the "gotchas" that naturally occur when gluing each layer together.

For web framework I've narrowed my candidates down to Grails and Tapestry and am leaning toward Tapestry. But it's hard for me to ignore the Groovy synergy in Grails.

Does anyone have recommendations (especially - but not exclusively - if you've used Groovy with Tapestry) on which field I should plant my seeds in?

Thank You! Sean