Like Rails, Grails can be configured with plugins. There is an entire repository at grails.org. Many of the plugins are very helpful, such as the Grails Google App Engine Plugin.

I used the plugin to create and deploy a web site for my company, Clearbox Consulting. The plugin made the entire process that much easier.

Google App Engine is simply awesome. It provides persistence, logging, version control, statistics and many other cool features. Check it out.

I really don’t need to be running a grails-enabled web site, hosted via google appengine just yet. For now I am only serving up static content. But I figured it wouldn’t hurt to get Grails setup, so that ini the future I can add more enhanced functionality.