About two years ago I stumbled on Grails when I was trying to solve a problem with a J2EE Application utilizing the Spring Framework; I realized it was going to be big.
For a while I just wrote applications on my own time and would prototype out an solution because I was unable to convince the organization I was with to try the technology.
When I started my own business I decided from the start that I would focus on enterprise solutions and mobile solutions with Grails as the backend technology. I have utilized Grails in my current project and it increased my productivity tremendously.
I believe the as a software developer, I should be solving business problems quickly to add value for the client, not focusing on the coolest most complex technology to show how smart I am. Grails will make you look like a star… If you haven’t tried it I suggest you do, it is taking off, see graph below.