We just wrapped up the first day at NCDevCon. What a great day and an equally awesome conference. If you missed it you can find all the sessions online, including one that I am partial to, Rapid Development With Grails and Flex
Video of the Grails and Flex Presentation – http://bit.ly/9yXN1W
Slide deck and source code coming soon.
If you have never written Groovy/Grails then you are really missing out. Give it a try and check out www.grails.org
I enjoyed the opportunity to present this topic, it was a lot of fun to prepare for and the audience was awesome. I do want to give special thanks to Jason Rudolph for his guidance and his book Getting Started With Grails – available in free PDF format, but help an author out and purchase the book as well. We want authors to keep writing and inspiring us. They can’t keep doing it for free.
I also want to throw a big shout out to all those in the Groovy/Grails Community for providing a fun and useful language and framework.
RESTful services, ah the thought of leveraging the HTTP protocal to make web service development much simpler than the ‘ole SOAP. But there is a problem, if you are a Flex or Flash developer that relies on the Flash Player. You see, staying true to the methodology and spirit of RESTful services means that an HTTP Status Code of 404 actually means something. It means the resource that was requested was not found. So in a RESTful service you may call a phone book service that returns a person and their phone number. Well if that person does not exist the REST service returns an HTTP Status Code of a 404. Get it? Got it? Okay.