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Andres Almiray
Andres is a Java/Groovy developer with more than 10 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application development since the early days of Java. He is a true believer in open source and has participated on popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). Founding member of the Griffon framework. Andres maintains a blog at


Flying with Griffon

Building a desktop application is a hard task, there are some many things to keep track of that many projects simply fail to meet their goals. Setting up the project structure keeping each artifact on a well identified location given its responsibility and type, defining the base schema for managing the application's life cycle, making sure the build is properly setup, and more. These are recurring tasks that should be handled by a tool or better yet, a framework. Griffon is such a framework. Inspired by the Grails framework Griffon aims to bring the same productivity gains to desktop development in the JVM, there are so many traits shared by both frameworks that a Grails developer should be able to pick up the pace fairly quickly. Griffon goes beyond Groovy and Java by supporting Scala and Clojure. It also goes beyond Swing by supporting JavaFX, SWT, Pivot and GTK.


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