So, Grails 2.0 was released a few days back and I upgraded my application to it as soon as I came to know of its final release and it rocks.!!
Among the many things which are making a lot of noise on grails 2.0, there seems to be a lack of noise over the GUI Database console which grails has provided. Developers can connect to the database from a GUI right inside there application, see the data in tables and execute simple queries. Probably its not polished yet so that could be a reason why there is not much noise over it but it still is a usable feature.
All you need to do is, run your grails 2.0 app navigate to http://localhost:8080/app-name/dbconsole/ and configure your database connection. Just select what database you are using, Select the driver, a couple of entries for username and password and you are good to go.
The query builder isn’t too great, but that is no reason to miss this useful tool. No need to move to any other application or console to see whats in the database. The database is available right in your application, and its available only in development mode, so no worries of this slipping into production. Hope this saves some time for all of us.
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