Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Finding Where Grails Is Different from Conventional Java Platforms

Grails is one of the most advanced web application frameworks that use the Groovy language (which is a Java platform based programming language). The Grails web app development framework follows the ‘coding by convention’ concept, thus offering a complete development environment that hides less important configuration details from the developers for facilitating them to write programs in an agile manner. Grails web application development framework was earlier known as Groovy on Rails and is different from similar Java based platforms in at least three different aspects. What are these advantageous features that similar Java platforms lack in them? This article explores. 

No XML configuration needed

Programmers who have extensive familiarity with Java frameworks know well that this type of framework requires configuration of environments at the beginning and during development as well. This configuration has to be objectified in XML in traditional Java platforms. On the other hand, it is done to avoid the incorporation of the configuration code in the main application code. Grails based mobile app development, however, have lessened the importance of XML configuration prior to application coding. Developers around the world have realized that XML configuration is an extremely tedious process and it significantly reduces their productivity. Grails completely nullify the necessity of separate configuration of XML files. Instead, the Grails developers access and exploit a set of conventions integrated within the framework. 

Ready to Use Environment

While using traditional Java based framework toolkits, the developers need to assemble and integrate different development units, which is marked as a tedious as well as time-consuming process altogether. Offshore development using Grails is a streamlined process in which the developers can access a web server that facilitates them to start coding like a shot. All inbuilt libraries are part of the distribution process of the Java based framework. The Java environment helps in preparing deployment automatically. 

Better functionality

One of the most advantageous features of Grails web application development framework is that different dynamic methods are available in several classes. The method that is added to a class dynamically is known as mixin. This, along with many other dynamic features, enables the developers to perform actions without implementing extended classes or interfaces. Automation of the development process is arguably the greatest feature of Grails web app development framework.
However, not many companies in India and abroad have understood the fullest potential of Grails/Groovy as an offshore web application and mobile application framework. There are only a handful of companies in India as of now that are offering agile web development and web based application development solution using Grails. On the other hand, some of the leading companies have pioneered the concept of using offshore Grails development services. Companies across the world have started using the services of the offshore Grails and Java based IT solutions providers that are predominantly nestled in the Indian subcontinent only. It does not matter whether your business falls in the category of heavy industry or any other industry, you can always reap Grails web application development benefits by using the services of these companies. 

Resource Box: Sigma InfoSolutions is one of the early adopters of Grails/Groovy. The Grails web service provider is now offering bespoke application development solutions to offshore and inshore clients.

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