We are a group of users focused on expanding the breadth and depth of Groovy and Grails development skills with our members who live and work in the DFW area. Our meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of every month (social & food at 6:30pm, meeting content at 7:00pm) at the NEW Improving office in Plano.

General Announcement

Starting with the June 2017 meeting we will be focusing on introducing new members to Groovy. We will have a series of talks that will bring them up to speed on Groovy, Gradle, Grails and application development. Please bring your friend, neighbor and co-worker, especially if they are familiar with Java, as the ramp-up is very easy.

Exploring the Spring Boot Remote Shell

02 March 2016Christopher J. Stehno


Do you ever find yourself wanting simple shell access to your running application? Sure, Grails has the Groovy Shell, but you haven’t seen anything yet. The CRaSH shell embedded in Spring Boot provides a rich embedded shell environment in your application with all the features you need. This talk will cover how to setup the shell and how to write your own shell commands so you can increase the visibility and control over your application.


Christopher J. Stehno is a Sr Engineer at Research Now in Plano, TX. He has been a Java developer and Web Developer for more than 15 years and a Groovy developer for five years. In his fee time he enjoys hacking on his personal projects, exploring the DFW area with his wife, reading pulpy science fiction novels and hiking, when the trails aren’t under water.