Excellent look under the hood of Grails
By Ken Kousen
from Marlborough, CT
out of 5
Pros: Accurate, Helpful examples, Easy to understand
Best Uses: Intermediate, Expert
Describe Yourself: Developer, Educator
Yes, this “early access” edition is very early, but the content so far is fantastic. The Hibernate chapter is the best discussion of how Grails handles Hibernate anywhere, and Burt clearly discusses how and when to use the second-level cache.
If the book consisted of that chapter alone it would be worth the price, but the other available chapters are also great. I have every reason to believe this will be an outstanding book for experienced Grails developers.
About Kenneth Kousen
Ken Kousen is the President of Kousen IT, Inc., through which he does technical training, mentoring, and consulting in all areas of Java and XML. He is the author of the O'Reilly screencast "Up and Running Groovy", and the upcoming Manning book about Java/Groovy integration, entitled "Making Java Groovy".
He has been a tech reviewer for several books on software development. Over the past decade he's taught thousands of developers in business and industry. He is also an adjunct professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute site in Hartford, CT. His academic background includes two BS degrees from M.I.T., an MS and a Ph.D. from Princeton, and an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I.More About Kenneth »