Debugging Grails Database Performance

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Grails and GORM make it very easy to access your database. Sometimes too easy. Knowing what your GORM query will do to your database can be difficult for even the most seasoned Hibernate expert. In this video, the Dunstanator demonstrates the use of a Grails plugin to deep-dive right down to the individual SQL queries used to render a given page, so that you can see exactly what’s going on.

Tom also presents some tools for generating large volumes of test data to easily test how your app will work when it takes off! Use these tools to optimize your application by easily identifying bottlenecks as they arise, or get ahead of the game by testing against larger data volumes ahead of time.

 Debugging Grails Database Performance

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Simon Baker
Simon Baker
Simon Baker is chief swashbuckler at Energized Work, a guerrilla technology lab based onboard HMS President in London. Simon cofounded Energized Work and in 2009 received the Agile Alliance Gordon Pask Award. He speaks internationally about applying agile and lean principles and techniques in business, software development, and information technology. With 22 years experience delivering software in the media, retail, healthcare, financial services and banking sectors, Simon is a leader doing things differently to find out what matters and get the right things done in the right way. He isn't afraid to question conventional thinking and disrupt the status quo. Simon feels strongly that work shouldn't feel like work and he has a track record creating exciting working conditions that help people change the way they deliver software for the better.

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