Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 5:30:00 PM YRC Worldwide 10990 Roe Ave., Overland Park, KS

Micronaut is a new JVM-based, full-stack framework for building modular, easily testable microservice applications. Unlike reflection-based IoC frameworks, which load and cache reflection data for every single field, method, and constructor in your code; with Micronaut, your application startup time and memory consumption are not bound to the size of your codebase.

The Micronaut framework shares many core values with Grails, including the enablement of code simplicity and developer productivity. Micronaut offers many additional features for a new class of applications (e.g., microservices, serverless deployments, etc.) that may not be well-suited for Grails.

Compelling aspects of the Micronaut framework include:

* Sub-second startup time
* Tiny processes that may run in as little as 8mb of heap
* No runtime reflection
* Dependency injection
* Load balancing
* And more!

In this talk, Jeff demonstrates how the future of Grails, GORM, and Micronaut are linked, as well as how the OCI Groovy and Grails team is taking productivity around developing microservices to the next level!

About Jeff Scott Brown

Jeff Scott Brown is the co-founder of the Grails and Micronaut frameworks, and has been doing JVM application development for as long as the JVM has existed. Jeff leads the Grails and Micronaut practices at OCI ( and is a key contributor to the frameworks' core development.

You can find Jeff on Twitter @jeffscottbrown (



Location Details:

YRC Worldwide Headquarters
10990 Roe Ave, Overland Park, KS 66211

* Please park near the 10990 Roe Ave entrance (see picture of entrance) in any non-reserved or visitor parking space.
* Enter from the Roe entrance where there will be a sign in table. Look for a KC JUG organizer or a YRC Employee in the lobby.
*You will be given a KC JUG name tag which should be worn during your visit.
* You will only have access to the lobby and multipurpose meeting room during this meetup, which includes access to a drinking fountain and bathrooms

How to get to YRC:

Traveling Westbound on 435:
* Take the Roe exit and turn left. Once over the 435 bridge, take the first right into the YRC parking lot.

Traveling Eastbound on 435:
* After you pass the Metcalf Ave exit, make sure you are in the second rightmost lane (not the outermost lane) and take the Roe/Nall turn off. The outermost right lane will exit to Nall while the left lane of the turn off will continue on to Roe Ave. When you get to Roe, turn right and make the first right into the YRC parking lot.
* If you accidentally exit at Nall, you can turn right on Nall and then turn left at the first stoplight which is 110th Street. Stay on 110th until you reach Roe Ave and turn left and then you can take the first left into the YRC parking lot.

Traveling Northbound on Roe:
* Stay in the left lane until you pass 110th Street and take the first left into the YRC parking lot.

Traveling Southbound on Roe:
* Stay in the right lane until you cross over 435 and take the first right into the YRC parking lot.

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