Monthly Archives: March 2007

Grails vs Rails performance

Post by Jesse O'Neill-Oine

Graeme has taken the time to respond to some of the comments floating about in the blogosphere about the performance of Grails vs Rails. This benchmarking comes out very favorably for Grails. In nearly every case, the requests per second … Continue reading

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minnēbar ’07 has found a home

Post by Ben Edwards

The (un)conference event that is minnēbar (aka Barcamp Minnesota) has found it’s venue in Saint Paul’s Lowertown area in the “Railroader Building”. The date is set for Saturday, April 21st – festivities to begin at 9am.  Refactr will be well … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with padded projects?

Post by Ben Edwards

Colleagues, clients, and even friends are often astounded that we say we prefer shorter project engagements, of let’s say a month to two months, over longer “more secure” (read “fat”) contracts. Here are a couple reasons we like shorter gigs: … Continue reading

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Ruby on Grails?

Post by Scott Vlaminck

Graeme responds to Charles Nutter’s thoughts on using the Ruby language (instead of Groovy) with the Grails framework. I think that Charles has some good points, but I agree with Graeme. With the resources available, let’s focus on continuing to … Continue reading

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Adobe switched to agile methods develop their flagship CS3 product

Post by Ben Edwards

Having spent a good part of the past several months talking to companies about agile methods and what it means to be agile, we have found people to be very receptive to the benefits of working in ways designed to … Continue reading

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What can a day of Groovy and Grails get you? As it turns out a lot.

Post by Ben Edwards

A day can get you a pretty nice RSS blog aggregator. It takes into account post content and only aggregates posts about Groovy or Grails. It has a nice Ajax front-end and to top it off, it was designed and … Continue reading

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Minnesota just got groovier*

Post by Ben Edwards

Do you live in Minnesota? Are you a Java developer? Are you interested in learning more about the “agile, dynamic programming language” that is Groovy? If so, you should check out the Groovy Users of Minnesota (GUM) group. Continue reading

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