Monday, January 27, 2014

And the winners are…

Congratulations to the five winners of Grails 2: A Quick-Start Guide!  We had some very clever entries, but we only have 5 books to give away, so we had to make some hard choices.  The winners are: 
If you are one of the winners, please send a Twitter direct message to @daveklein with your shipping address. 

Thank you to all who participated!


Monday, January 20, 2014

Win a copy of Grails 2: A Quick-Start Guide!

Now that Grails 2: A Quick-Start Guide (affectionately known as GQuick2) is in print, we are looking to helpful blog readers (and Twitter readers) for help in getting the word out. Participating readers will have a chance at winning a paper copy!

From now until Monday, January 28, you can enter the GQuick2 Twitter Giveaway.

We are giving away five copies of the book. To enter:

  1. Post a tweet mentioning the book and linking to its page on the Pragmatic Bookshelf site. For your convenience, here is a link you can use:
  2. Tweets will be judged based on creativity and uniqueness.
  3. On Monday, the 28th, we will announce the top five tweeters based on those criteria, and each of them will get a paper copy of the book!

You are welcome to tweet more than once.  Each tweet will be entered in the contest and evaluated.  So, put on your thinking caps, get a cup of coffee to get those creative juices flowing and start tweeting! 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Introducing Grails 2: A Quick-Start Guide

Now there’s a great way to get up to speed quickly with Grails 2.3!  Grails 2: A Quick-Start Guide is finally done and available.

It’s the same fun, fast-paced tutorial that garnered reviews like “Mr. Klein's easy writing style and terrific examples gave me a clear understanding of the power of Grails and allowed me to see for myself what all of the buzz is about. Great book. Highly recommended” and “The best 200 pages of technical literature I have ever read. This is a true 'No Fluff Just Stuff' book.”

We’re still working through the process of building an app from start to finish, but now we're doing it entirely with Grails 2.3.  So, if you're looking to get started with this powerful and popular web framework — or want to help another developer get up to speed — you really should take a look at Grails 2: A Quick-Start Guide.  On the publisher's site, at, you can view the table of contents and even download one of the first chapters.

So, check it out and let us know what you think.

Dave and Ben