BCS Sussex 12th Mar: Build a Web Booking Program in an Hour with Grails and Java
Dr Peter Lappo, Bear Stearns International, Canary Wharf.
Convention over configuration is the principal behind Grails and its Ruby equivalent Rails which enable web applications to be built quickly and easily. This session will attempt to build an on-line conference booking application in an hour. It is inspired by the Sussex Branch's need to have a booking application for our 50th Anniversary of the BCS conference.
Grails is a framework that relies on programming conventions to achieve its aim of quick and easy web development thus reducing the need for much "glue" code or configuration files. Grails is written in the Groovy scripting language which in turn runs on a Java Virtual Machine and is a compiled scripting language for efficiency. Groovy can utilise the full power of the Java platform by easily integrating a large number of Java libraries.
Peter Lappo is a director of Bear Stearns an investment bank.
7.00pm for 7.30pm at Chichester 1, University of Sussex, Brighton.
The theatre location is shown on this map http://www.sussex.ac.uk/about/campusmap.html (approximately in the
middle of the campus). if you are coming by car it is recommended you choose one the car parks adjacent to the A27. All the car parks are free after 6.00 pm.
Free Admission to anyone including non-members.
No booking or registration is required.
Free drinks (wine) and light refreshments.
½ Continuing Professional Development Points
Official Website: http://www.sussex.bcs.org.uk/
Added by rosiesherry on March 4, 2008