If you'll be in the Philadelphia area on January 23rd, the Philadelphia Spring Users Group is hosting a presentation on Groovy and Grails that you won't want to miss.   Thomas Risberg (Spring committer) will discuss the benefits of integrating Groovy beans with Spring MVC, and I'll be presenting an introduction to Grails.  I'll also have free Groovy and Grails books to give away.  I'll be handing out several copies of both The Definitive Guide to Grails (by Graeme Rocher) and Groovy in Action (by Dierk Koening, et al).  If you're in the area, reserve your spot, and come check out two of the the Java platform's most exciting up-and-coming technologies.   

Many thanks to Apress and Manning for their kind support.