Grails for Hipsters

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Pirate Rob demonstrates how to integrate a curated selection of the latest and greatest technologies to develop a cutting edge Grails application that will be the envy of ‘scenester’ developers everywhere. With vert.x for asynchronous server side code, websockets for pushing content to the browser, Angular for a slick one-page app experience and Phantom for headless end-to-end testing.

Don your 3 Wolf Moon shirt, wax your ironic moustache and watch the video. With the help of this talk you’ll have everyone believing you were into this stuff before it went mainstream.

Grails for Hipsters

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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