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October 11, 2008

Smacking up a Groovy demo in less than 10 seconds

Filed under: Groovy — stigl @ 1:39 pm
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Write mvn groovy:console , and you will get a console where you can execute Java/Groovy code by typing ctrl+enter/+enter.

If I were to learn a new language, or Java from scratch again in the University, This way of packaging would make a HUGE difference!

What next?

The sweet spot for using Groovy is

  • Familiarity to Java developers. Paste in your favorite Java code, and it will compile
  • Java classes are imported and used as normal
  • Strings, Files and many other standard classes have been extended with often-used functionality
  • Handling stuff on the file system – copying, deleting aso
  • Parsing XML in a nice DSL
  • Simple SQL/JDBC
  • Binding together a Java application

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June 12, 2008

java.no as a student resource

Filed under: Java — stigl @ 9:06 pm
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java.no, maintained by javaBin, is a resource for a mature crowd of Java developers.

The majority of newbie Java developers, are students looking for tutorials, demoes and code samples to complete their 101 programming homework. Alas, like The Serverside and InfoQ, java.no alienates new Java developers. Todays agenda is architecting billion dollar enterprise systems, improving project agility or Business Intelligence. It is way past telling how to write hello world or make a robot play soccer, and I don’t think the Java news resources ever have written how to. (more…)

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