Mastering the Grails Resources Plugin
Mastering the Grails Resources Plugin
Mastering the Grails Resources Plugin

About the Book

Grails is a powerful web application framework with a vibrant plugin community.

One of the most important plugins is the Resources plugin that manages and optimises static resources.

Optimising your app's resources can be the difference between success and failure. Slow page load times can turn your customers off, and yet massive performance gains can be had easily.

This book, by the architect and primary developer of the Resources plugin, covers all you need to know and a lot more that you probably thought you didn't need to know about serving static resources.

Inside you will learn, among other things:

  • Why you need to care about serving static resources well
  • The difference between ad-hoc, declared & legacy resources
  • How to get your pages served as quickly as possible
  • How resource modules & dependencies affect your app's request performance, and strategies for improvement
  • How to make your own Grails plugins' resources play nicely with applications
  • Why "caching and hashing" means an end to "Did they flush their cache?" problems
  • How to optimise resources using caching, zipping, minifying, CDNs etc.
  • How resource mappers work and how to write your own
  • How to debug resource problems

If there is enough interest expressed in the book, work will begin in Jan 2013 and content will be published as it is written.

About the Author

Marc Palmer
Marc Palmer

Marc Palmer has been a Grails contributor and developer for over five years. He has authored a great many Grails plugins including Email Confirmation, Taxonomy, Functional Test, Resources, Platform Core and Platform UI. He has been creating his own commercial and open source products for around 20 years now.

Currently a consultant, he is investigating whether book writing will be a viable way to fund full time open source development on an ongoing basis.

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