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December 16, 2015 in Java

Groovy Vampires: Groovy, REST, MongoDB, and Scary Marketing

Accompany me if you wish, for there are nuggets of acquired Wisdom among the rubble of my journey. Specifically, you may learn something of the subtle arts of RESTful web services, the Ratpack framework, and even NoSQL databases.

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August 05, 2015 in Java

Have a Groovy Spring

Spring and Groovy are old friends. While you can use POGOs as Spring beans as though they were POJOs, that’s not the focus of this article. Instead, I’m going to demonstrate one of the capabilities that is unique (more or less) to Groovy: refreshable beans.

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April 07, 2015 in Java

Kicking AST and Taking Names

In this article, I’m going to show a great feature from Groovy known as Abstract Syntax Tree (AST) transformations. Hopefully they will both dazzle and amaze you, and maybe even convince you to give Groovy a try.

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January 27, 2015 in Java

Building a Geolocation Web Application with Groovy and Grails

Grails is a Groovy-based framework for creating traditional MVC applications based on Spring and Hibernate and uses transactional services to perform business logic.

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November 18, 2014 in Java

That Which We Call A POGO, By Any Other Name

This article is about Plain Old Groovy Objects. Since they’re so intellectually simple, yet powerful, it’s also the source of many POGO-related non sequiturs. You’ve been warned.

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September 26, 2014 in Java

Calling RESTful Services with Groovy

In this article, I’ll use Groovy to access a publicly available RESTful web service, parse the downloaded data, and build a GUI to hold the resulting images. The code will demonstrate the Groovy JDK, maps, the collect method, I/O processing, and the builder pattern.

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