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Rails-like Web Development in the Java world

Search for the Grails
I've written before about Groovy, the scripting language that extends Java into a first-class extensible scripting framework. Given that Ruby on Rails has attracted a lot of attention, it was only natural that somebody build a framework using the ideas from RoR in the context of Java.  Grails is that framework. Groovy and Grails have been gaining momentum - there are now two books on each - and it's built up to the point that the First International Grails eXchange is being held in London on May 31st-June 1st 2007.

More information about the conference is at https://www.grails-exchange.com. A few words from the blurb: "Packed with presentations on Grails, Groovy, Ajax & Web 2.0 and JEE and the core technologies that support the Grails technology stack such as JEE, Spring, Hibernate, SiteMesh, Dojo and Quartz.

"Come see speakers including Grails project lead Graeme Rocher, Groovy project lead Guillaume LaForge, creator of Spring Rod Johnson, Dojo's Alex Russel and Dylan Schieman as well as speakers from technology-leading organizations such as Google, Interface 21, JBoss, Oracle & Sun Microsystems."

P.S. You can read an interview with Grails' creator here.