Griffon in Action

An inspiring guide to a modern desktop application development framework.

Authors: Andres Almiray, Danno Ferrin, and James Shingler.

Publisher: Manning Publications, 2012.

The book presents Griffon, a modern desktop application framework based on Groovy and the JVM.

Covers core concepts of Griffon’s MVC architecture, command line utilities, support for managing threaded applications, build configuration, runtime event handling, testing tools (Spock, easyb a.o.) and application packaging tools.

Also covered are Griffon plugin usage, plugin development, an example of a Griffon frontend with a Grails REST backend, and many other odds and ends.

Well written and inspiring exposition of a highly interesting tool.