Here I am at the end of Day 2 and I'm miserable. There are several reasons for that, but they don't have anything to do with the Conference itself. One reason is that I miss my wife and my son. Another, and probably the biggest, reason is that I'm stuffed beyone enjoyment on BBQ from Red Hot and Blue because I have mostly no self control when it comes to BBQ.
Here's the wrap up:
This got me back on track with my new trend in self study. It was presented by Jeff Brown and he did a really good job at showing the quick and dirty of what Grails really is. This was really a repeat for me since I attended Davis's Grails session yesterday, but he added fresh light to areas for me so it wasn't a waste. Good presentation and a good primer for the next session.
So this was the best session of the day. It was Jeff Brown's second session and it really dug deeper into the workings of Grails and building real world web apps with it. He showed us the power and EASE of creating custom tags in Grails (as opposed to the painstaking process it in the JSP world). He demonstrated some remote calling and object relationships (managed right in your bean object and persisted on the fly to the Database, yeah, that's right). I definitely think that the entire Groovy/Grails paradigm could change my programming landscape for good, if only I could get it accepted at my job.
As I said to begin, overall I'm enjoying and learning. I would recommend this conference to any, ANY Java based developer.
Until next time