Dig deeper into Grails architecture and discover how this application framework works its magic. Written by a core developer on the Grails team, this practical guide takes you behind the curtain to reveal the inner workings of its 2.0 feature set. You'll learn best practices for building and deploying Grails applications, including performance, security, scaling, tuning, debugging, and monitoring. Understand how Grails integrates with Groovy, Spring, Hibernate, and other JVM technologies, and learn how to create and use plugins to augment your application's functionality. Once you know how Grails adds behavior by convention, you can solve problems more easily and develop applications more intuitively.