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So lets go to the point. Some time ago I discovered Grails. I tried to write few simple applications. Then I tried to write more complex applications. Then I was investigating advance features.
And very soon, less than a month after discovery, I realized that one is able to write real web applications with Grails more or less within minutes.
But if writing web applications is so easy, why not create real web application and put it on line. And there came the first idea. I wrote http://www.grailstutorials.com, payed subscription 20$/month and put it online. Visitors are coming, site is I believe well known within Grails/Groovy community so it stays online and I am still paying 20$/month. But these money can not be compared with satisfaction having real, visited web site online.
But writing web applications with Grails is still easy. So why not try another application. I implemented (actually still implementing) http://www.flexiblefeeds.com, payed subscription 20$/month and put it online.
Now I have two Grails based applications online, still trying to improve both of them. More or less I have idea about two or three more projects that I want to implement with Grails. What I am missing is time.
So why is it expensive to work with Grails:
- You develop web applications very fast so you will need lot of money to pay web hosting
- You develop web applications very fast so you will need most of your free time just to try all ideas you get
- Grails is growing so fast that you will need lot of free time just to read all the blogs and nice things you can do with groovy/grails