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Spring Integration – Apache Camel comparison

A year after v2.1 had been released, Spring Integration v2.2 is out with 3 new components MondoDB, Redis and JPA (even though the first 2 were listed also in v2.1 as message store, now they are available as Inbound and Outbound Channel Adapters), retry and other new features. As a comparison Apache Camel has also released v2.10 during the same ...

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Groovy and HTTP Servers

This article originally appeared in the January 2013 issue of GroovyMag. There’s no denying that the World Wide Web has become absolutely integral for information storage and delivery. There are more than 600 million sites serving up over 80 billion individual pages and many more pages and web services being added every day(http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2012/09/10/september-2012-web-server-survey.html). And behind each site is – you ...

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Finding Properties in JARs with Groovy

In previous blog posts I have looked at Searching JAR Files with Groovy to find entries (such as .class files) contained in the JAR and Viewing a JAR’s Manifest File with Groovy. In this post, I look at using Groovy to find a particular property in a properties file contained within a JAR. The script in this post searches JARs ...

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Groovy and HTTP

This article originally appeared in the December 2012 issue of GroovyMag. Some different ways that Groovy makes interacting with the web easier One of the major benefits of Groovy is how it simplifies some of the common scenarios we deal with in Java. Complex code with conditionals, error handling and many other concerns can be expressed in a very concise ...

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The Lazy Developer’s Way to an Up-To-Date Libraries List

Last time I shared some tips on how to use libraries well. I now want to delve deeper into one of those: Know What Libraries You Use. Last week I set out to create such a list of embedded components for our product. This is a requirement for our Security Development Lifecycle (SDL). However, it’s not a fun task. As ...

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A Grails plugin to bridge Spring Security and Shiro

I started using Spring Security in 2007 when I was tasked with adding security to a Spring/Hibernate application at the company I was working for. There were a few options to choose from, none of them particularly friendly to work with, and we chose Acegi Security because it was the most popular option for Spring applications. My experience was like ...

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Spring Dynamic Language Support with Groovy

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Groovy is a dynamic and object-oriented programming language running on JVM. It uses a syntax like Java, can be embedded in Java and is compiled to byte-code. Java code can be called from Groovy, and vice versa. Some of Groovy features are Meta and Functional programming, Dynamic typing (with the def keyword), Closures, GroovyBeans, Groovlets, integration with Bean Scripting Framework(BSF), ...

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A simple Groovy issue tracker using file system

It will be a chaos not to track bugs and feature requests when you developing software. Having a simple issue tracker would make managing the project much more successful. Now I like simple stuff, and I think for small project, having this tracker right inside the source control (especially with DSVC like Mercurial/Git etc) repository is not only doable, but ...

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