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GR8Conf Overview

Post by Matt Nohr

This week was the United States GR8Conf, and we were lucky enough to have it right here in Minneapolis. GR8Conf is a conference focusing on Groovy and Grails and is held in the US, Europe, and Australia. Refactr was one … Continue reading

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Partial Mocks with Spock on Groovy/Grails

Post by Matt Nohr

The Spock testing framework currently does not support partial mocks. It is easy to mock out a class, but not individual methods in a class. In almost all cases, this makes sense to me. If you really only want to … Continue reading

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Grails JMX Configuration Using Annotations

Post by Matt Nohr

I have a grails application that uses the JMX plugin to expose MBeans. The good part is that it automatically exposes some built in MBeans like hibernate and log4j. The bad part is that it exposes too much information for … Continue reading

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Testing Closures in Groovy

Post by Scott Vlaminck

I use a lot of closures in Groovy. This often makes my code more expressive and readable – and easier to write. But testing what the closure is doing can sometimes be difficult if the closure isn’t something trivial. To … Continue reading

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Call for session organizers: MinneBar ’09

Post by Ben Edwards

We’d love to see some Groovy/Grails/Agile sessions at Minnesota’s barcamp, MinneBar. Jesse, Scott, and I are a bit too harried at the moment to lead too many sessions so we are calling on the community to take the baton. We’d … Continue reading

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Grails 1.1 is finally here!

Post by Jesse O'Neill-Oine

Today is a big day for everyone interested in Groovy and Grails. Following quickly on the release of Groovy 1.6, today Grails 1.1 has been released. This is a major milestone for the framework and I can’t wait to get … Continue reading

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2GX Wrapup

Post by Ben Edwards

Jesse and I have been back from the Groovy/Grails Experience in Reston, Virginia for about a week now and we have had time to digest what we took in. Like most conferences, it was the time between sessions I found … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Groovy Users of Minnesota meeting hosted by Refactr

Post by Ben Edwards

If you are interested in learning about Groovy and Grails and would like to see the new Refactr offices, tonight at 6pm is your opportunity to do both. Robert Fischer has offered to present on Spring Builder and Hamlet D’Arcy … Continue reading

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Grails: The Clear Java Framework Winner

Post by Ben Edwards

Application Architect for ThoughtWorks, Neal Ford comments on the homebrew (or what he calls craptaculous) framework and what he thinks of Grails as it approaches 1.0: Which suggests a clear new front runner in the Java world: Grails. Because it … Continue reading

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Refactr Contributions to Grails and Groovy

Post by Scott Vlaminck

I’ve still been working with Groovy Builders in my free time lately. With quite a bit of help from Andres Almiray to refactor my builder example to use Groovy’s FactoryBuilderSupport, ObjectGraphBuilder was contributed to Groovy core about a month ago. … Continue reading

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