Launching the Micro Future: Groovy, Grails and Micronaut

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About the Presentation: Micronaut is a new JVM-based, full-stack framework for building modular, easily testable microservice applications.

Unlike reflection-based IoC frameworks, which load and cache reflection data for every single field, method, and constructor in your code, with Micronaut, your application startup time and memory consumption are not bound to the size of your codebase.

The Micronaut framework shares many core values with Grails, including the enablement of code simplicity and developer productivity. Micronaut offers many additional features for a new class of applications (e.g., microservices, serverless deployments, etc.) that may not be well-suited for Grails.

Compelling aspects of the Micronaut framework include:

Sub-second startup time
Tiny processes that may run in as little as 8mb of heap
No runtime reflection
Dependency injection
Load balancing
And more!

About the Presenter: Jeff Brown is an OCI Grails Practice Lead, Grails co-founder and member of the OCI Core Grails Development team, Jeff Scott Brown has been doing JVM application development for as long as the JVM has existed and has spent most of the last decade focused specifically on work related to the Grails framework. Jeff has co-authored The Definitive Guide To Grails Second Edition and The Definitive Guide To Grails 2 with Grails founder and OCI Grails Development Lead, Graeme Rocher. Jeff is also a regular public speaker on Grails, Groovy, and other JVM related technologies.