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01 Jul, 2010

Groovy and CSV: How to Get Your Data Out?

Posted by: TheKaptain In: Development

I don’t know exactly how many CSV files I’ve read/written to date, but I’m willing to bet it’s a lot. These kind of files are a simple and common way to exchange data and are interoperable with spreadsheet programs as well, making them more easily accessible to non-programmer types. There is some excellent support out […]

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One of the most compelling things about using Groovy is the fluent and concise syntax, as well as the productivity and readability gains that come out of it. But there’s no reason not to take advantage of some of the same techniques and some library support, in this case google-collections, to make Java code easy […]

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I was reading this article about hibernate validator today and it inspired me to apply a little Groovy to the problem of validating a bean. More specifically, finding out how hard it would be to apply different validation rules to the same classes at runtime. Turns out it’s really pretty simple. Hibernate validator, if you […]

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I read an interesting article recently about using python and open source software to defeat a particular captcha implementation and I set out to see how hard it would be to do the same in Groovy. In particular, coming from the Java side of the fence, I was impressed by how the available libraries in […]

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11 Feb, 2010

A One Day Griffon Application/Presentation

Posted by: TheKaptain In: Development

I took the opportunity this past weekend to test drive the latest beta version of Griffon and along with it the as-of-yet unreleased slideware plugin. If you’re not already aware, Griffon is a Grails inspired framework for creating Java Swing applications. The project lead, Andres Almiray, has given several presentations using this plugin and it […]

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07 Jan, 2010

Bamboo, Grails and Git for Continuous Integration

Posted by: TheKaptain In: Development

Following up on my recent installation of the Atlassian product suite at home, I had a really positive experience setting up Bamboo to work with several of my recent Grails projects. Bamboo has proven to be a powerful and essential tool at my day job and I’ve really been looking forward to putting it to […]

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