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Grails Study Group

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Tonight, we're gonna have ourselves such a good time as the Dublin Groovy User Group hosts a Grails workshop - starting at 19:00 the group will give a brief intro into Grails, and formulate future workshops of your choice, giving book titles and references to follow up with.

After a short break for beers and pizza, kindly sponsored by Des and @padraigosca ( of start-up @Taskmessenger (, they will outline the reasons why they chose Grails and how they implemented the technology to build Task Messenger.

In 2012, Des and Padraig cofounded Task Messenger, a task-sharing tool to help teams work together more efficiently. Having worked as a software engineer for over 5 years, Padraig has seen and been forced to use lots of different work tracking and project management software. He hated each and every one of them, finding that all had a steep learning curve and required too much information from the user, meaning that they all ended up hindering rather than benefiting projects.

With Des, who has a Project Manager (PMP) qualification and over 15 years of experience working on technical solutions for large multi-nationals, Padraig has designed and implemented cloud based Task Messenger to be user-friendly so users can quickly share and pick up tasks without taking time from their day to day duties.

Their grails presentation will focus on

The background to Task Messenger, dumping flash builder and going for Grails. A quick walkthrough of Task Messenger Responsive frontend - leveraging Twitter Bootstrap Spring Security Core Plugin (Standard login and authentication) Spring Security UI Plugin (Admin console & Sending invites, re-setting passwords) Creating a task (private versus public) Drag and drop Auto-updating using AJAX & jQuery Creating a team (Real life work scenario where people are stretched across multiple teams/projects) The Drop Box API The Google Drive API Setting up the chat Reporting functionality (Jasper Plugin) Setting up the project on AWS Q & A