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Launching The Micro Future: Groovy, Grails, and Micronaut
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! In this talk, Jeff Brown will demonstrate how the future of Grails, GORM, and Micronaut are linked, as well as how the OCI Groovy and Grails team is taking productivity around developing microservices to the next level! BIO: Jeff Scott Brown is the co-founder of the Grails and Micronaut frameworks, leads the Grails and Micronaut practices at OCI (, and is also Partner at OCI. He has been doing JVM application development for as long as the JVM has existed. He has spent most of the last decade focused specifically on work related to the Grails framework, is a key contributor to the frameworks’ core development, and recently co-founded the Micronaut framework. You can find Jeff on Twitter @jeffscottbrown (


1155 Mount Vernon Highway · Atlanta, GA

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    What we're about

    The Atlanta Java Users Group (AJUG) is organized by Java Developers for Java Developers in order to:

    Provide a forum for exchanging information and for brainstorming with other developers on how to successfully implement new Java solutions.

    Deliver monthly technical presentations on the latest Java/JVM technologies.

    Support the needs of both newbies and experts through related Study Groups targeted at Java Certification and Java-OO architectural issues.

    Promote the advantages of Java as a development and deployment environment to the business and educational communities.

    While our focus is around Java and the JVM, we also cover a wide variety of other related topics such as Agile development methodologies, mobile and client-side software development frameworks and tools.

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    How to join?

    There are currently no dues or other formal requirements for joining AJUG. Simply join this Meetup group and start attending our meetings.

    About Our Meetings

    AJUG meets generally on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Perimeter area:

    Roam Interactive Workspaces
    1155 Mount Vernon Highway, Atlanta, GA

    Our meetings emphasize high-quality technical content and we encourage interaction among attendees.

    From 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, we usually have a pre-meeting hangout at a local Pub before the meeting starts officially at 7:00 PM:

    the Royal Oak Pub next to the venue, so come early, hang out, have some food & drink, then head over to the venue for the main event!

    Annual DevNexus Developer Conference

    The Atlanta Java Users Group also organizes the annual DevNexus developer conference. For more information see:

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