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Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in learning enhancements to the Java language that will assist them in faster development of both client and web applications.


This course teaches how to build a database-driven web application using the highly productive Grails framework.  The Grails framework gets its productivity from Groovy, the dynamic version of Java, and mature industry-accepted libraries such as Spring and Hibernate.   Course time is evenly divided between learning Groovy and learning Grails.  Each session will include in-class programming to develop skills.  Students will also build a Grails application.


Knowledge of a current programming language required (Java background extremely helpful though not required); Understanding of web development required (Servlet and JSP background extremely helpful though not required)

Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEUs), based on a standard of one unit per 10 hours of classroom contact, are awarded


For more program information call 610-648-3281, or email  gvskills@psu.edu.

This is a PDO (Professional Development Opportunity)  eligible program.

Find out more about registration options and the withdrawal/refund policy.

Course #
Course Title


 SWENG 5166
 Introduction to Groovy & Grails
 6 - 9 p.m.

The University reserves the right to cancel courses owing to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

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Companies and organizations can have programs conducted on site or at another location. Program content can be customized to meet the needs of the company.  Call 610-648-3281 for information.