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A Groovy world: why framework configuration APIs matter

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A Groovy world: why framework configuration APIs matter

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Somebody is writing the next big framework as you're reading. It could be a new OR mapper, a new web framework, a build system or a dependency injection container.

Regardless of what this framework is designed for one thing will determine the level of integration it will get with Groovy and/or Grails: its configuration API.

Here's a list of frameworks that made it into the Groovy and/or Grails and rocked our world, thanks to their configuration APIs. People wrote builders for them or otherwise have integrated them in ways that could not have been foreseen nor were intended by their creators.

They are:

Some notable frameworks that only have a limited integration with Grails simply because their creators did not provide a convenient, reusable configuration API:

Just imagine the power of being able to construct a view in Grails with just a few lines of Groovy code.

If you're working on this next generation frameworks, think of us Groovy developers and please abstract your configuration so that we can reuse your work.

Thanks and happy coding!

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