All: Note this book is currently in Manning's Early Access Program and due for publication in the summer. Winners will get access to the current PDF shortly after the promo and the physical book (if they want it) when it is published.
I am wondering if Griffon can be used in a manner analogous to GWT to develop client-side interaction for web applications. Grails is fine for structuring the server, but seems limited when it comes to dynamic web user interfaces.
I've read in last GroovyMag an article about Griffon, and the author mentioned new feature in Griffon called 'Addons'
Does this book cover this new tasty bit and describe differences between Addons and Plugins ?
Another question that comes to my head, does Griffon support and use JavaFX ?
Yes. Chapter 11 "Plugin Development" will cover both plugins and addons.
Griffon supports JavaFX to a certain extent due to:
- mixing Swing and JavaFX with 100% fidelity and with bidirectional communication is not yet possible.
- distributing the runtime jars is forbidden by the license. you're restricted to building applications in webstart and applet modes.
I want to suggest that everyone take advantage of Andres and Danno being here. They're really impressive coders, with tons of knowledge about the subtleties of desktop application development. I can't imagine anyone will ask a question they can't at least address in some way.
I've had the opportunity to talk to Andres a few times, and I always learn something great when I do.