Sanjay Sharma’s Weblog

April 9, 2009

GAE+Groovlets – local+remote with Eclipse plugin

Filed under: Java world — Tags: , , — indoos @ 8:19 am

After trying GAE for Java using core GAE SDK, went ahead to try Grails+GAE- sorry doesn’t work yet.

However, Groovy+GAE does work as explained in little tutorial. However, only production env works while development doesn’t 😉

Local deployment does not work due to /groovy/shell) problem

Started trying Google Plugin for Eclipse got Groovlets+GAE working on local as well as remote environment.

Here are the steps-



  • Changed build.groovy file to use war folder instead of deploy folder {webinf = “war/WEB-INF” instead of webinf = “deploy/WEB-INF”}
  • Changed /.settings/ to include groovy-all-1.6.1.jar in filesCopiedToWebInfLib

#Thu Apr 09 10:24:45 IST 2009

  • The project can now be run locally using Run As >> Web Application without any groovy permission issues
  • The project can be deployed to Remote GAE using the cute little Deploy button provided by Google Eclipse Plugin {the button below Eclipse Menu bar-> Project menu in the above image}

December 11, 2008

Love at first bite- GROOVY

Filed under: Java world — Tags: , , , — indoos @ 5:44 am

While looking at Rails on Ruby some time back, I was enticed by its mean clean way of creating fast data driven web sites. Being a hard-core JAVA-ite, I know the LABOR PAINS pains for achieving similar in Java world of JSF, Struts e.t.c.

The first SIGHT of GROOVY aka GRAILS- I was enticed

The first BITE of GROOVY aka GRAILS- I was in Love!!!!

So I have a Rails Clone powered by  Java- deadly combo!!!!

The first few weeks were truly amazing as I tried my hands on a new project. Fast UI development,  magical Ajax support, convention over configuration MIRCHY was what I was wanting for so long.

Some weeks later, as I and Grails settle down together, I am getting aware of our weaknesses (in both me and Grails/Groovy).  It is not that bad yet and with Big B  Java as heavenly God Father covering up the setbacks, it has been good so far.

I am not too concerned about Grails/Groovy being slow(not sure though whether that is true). Why- because Groovy heart is actually Made in JAVA and  I will know what to pull where to get it beating faster.

Will keep posted on whether this LOVE lasts for ever.

Create a free website or blog at