GeoServer is a solid and mature implementation of a variety of OGC services including Web Feature Service, Web Map Service, Web Coverage Service, and Web Processing Service. Add to this a KML engine, integrated security framework, powerful styling language with SLD and this rich feature set makes GeoServer very appealing to the user. However it has always been somewhat lacking when it comes to the developer. Developing with GeoServer has a steep learning curve and requires expert knowledge to do simple tasks like writing new output formats, implementing new WPS processes, and adding custom filter functions. GeoScript to the rescue!
This presentation is geared toward developers who are interested in developing with GeoServer but not necessarily ready to get their hands dirty with low level Java. The talk will detail the various scripting hooks available and provide examples, complete with code, of how to write some simple plug-ins. Check out this presentation and you'll be developing with GeoServer in no time.