I love having the ability to create property getter and setter methods in Groovy and it really simplifies all those bean accessors in Grails domain classes. At least, it does until you define one incorrectly and spend an embarrassingly long time trying to work out why data in your Grails controller isn’t being bound… Continue reading
I’ve been using the Grails RichUI plugin and have found a few of the tags it provides to be very useful. The one I’m using the most is the AutoComplete tag which I may well be writing more about in the near future. However, tonight I found a potential issue with the way it creates the YUI data source for the component – it seems it always gives it the same name: ‘autoCompleteDataSource’.
One of the many useful features Grails provides is the ability to quickly render data as JSON so it’s possible to interface with the many AJAX libraries available with a minimum of coding fuss, or provide an API to 3rd parties with very little effort. Having implemented such behaviour I’ve found that a little more than the basic understanding is helpful for success in real applications, so over the next 3 posts I will attempt to convey the simplicity and power of this feature while also giving some practical tips. Continue reading