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Portland Java User Group (PJUG)

New Relic
111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2700
Portland, Oregon 97204, United States (map)
Public WiFi

Access Notes

Check in at the security desk to get access to the 27th floor. This usually isn't required for official events and meetups.



Grails Grown Up: How do we get sub 500 millisecond response?

How do you handle 8-10 million monthly unique visitors with Grails? Build pages using concurrency, SOLR, SQUID, and RESTful services on Grails, that's how!

In this session we will cover cutting edge use of Grails in a SOA environment to serve sub-second page delivery, best practices and lessons learned so far at Virtualtourist.com

This talk was given in 2012 at UberConf and at SpringOne2GX and has been updated to also discuss the extension of this platform to support PicPackApp.com a combination of native mobile applications and a responsive Angular.JS web interface.


Todd Ellermann

He is currently the General Manager for VirtualTourist.com, HolidayWatchdog.com part of the TripAdvisor Media Group Companies. In 2008, VirtualTourist.com was acquired by TripAdvisor(TRIP)/Expedia(EXPE), and Todd was brought in to lead a team of Java/Groovy/Grails engineers in the redevelopment effort. A graduate of the University of Arizona, with a B.S. in Computer Engineering, and an MBA from ASU with an emphasis on management of the creative software engineering process. When he is not actively writing code for his own startup ideas, you will find him entertaining his daughters or getting lost in a glass of wine, both of which usually lead to other crazy startup ideas.