Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Scripting Framework Guide

Introduction to Groovy and Grails

Groovy is a dynamic, object-oriented language for the Java Virtual Machine, which builds on the strengths of Java but has additional features inspired by languages such as Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk. For more information about Groovy, see the Groovy Project page.

Grails is an open source web application framework that leverages the Groovy language and complements Java web development. Grails is a standalone development environment that can hide all configuration details or allow integration of Java business logic. It provides easy-to-use tools to build web applications in Groovy. For more information about Grails, see the Grails Project page.