New England Software Symposium
March 10 - 12, 2006 - Boston, MA
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Guerrilla Web Techniques
Frameworks? We don't need no stinkin' web frameworks. OK, so maybe that's overstating the case. Web frameworks do plenty of good things, but sometimes they can also be golden handcuffs. Too many web developers fall into the trap of thinking, "If it can't be done by my web framework, then it simply can't be done."
This presentation focuses on the cool things that you can accomplish by stepping out of your web framework and getting closer to the underlying technology. We'll take a detailed look at what really goes on during the request/response cycle, and how new techniques like AJAX allow you to break the mold. We'll look at the clever things you can do with MIME types, User-Agents, and HTTP Headers in general.
About Scott Davis
Scott Davis is the founder of ThirstyHead.com, a training company that specializes in Groovy and Grails training.
Scott published one of the first public websites implemented in Grails in 2006 and has been actively working with the technology ever since. Author of the book Groovy Recipes: Greasing the Wheels of Java and two ongoing IBM developerWorks article series (Mastering Grails and in 2009, Practically Groovy), Scott writes extensively about how Groovy and Grails are the future of Java development.More About Scott »