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Grails Goodness: Accessing Resources with Resource and ResourceLocator

Grails uses Spring and we can piggyback on the Spring support for resource loading to find for examples files in the classpath of our application. We can use the Spring org.springframework.core.io.Resource or org.springframework.core.io.ResourceLoader interface to find resources in our application. And since Grails 2.0 we can also use the org.codehaus.groovy.grails.core.io.ResourceLocator interface. In our code we can use the grailsResourceLocator service ...

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Scala Wonderland: Case classes and pattern matching

Pattern matching is usually related to text search. In Scala it has much more sophisticated usage. You can write exciting decision logic when used together with case classes. Even after understanding what the two things mean I wasn’t able to use them as they deserve. It takes a while to really grasp them. Long and winding road. Case classes allow ...

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Automatic generation of delegate methods with Macro Annotations

Macro Annotations are a new type of macros, which are one of the candidates for inclusion (see also comment by Eugene below) in the upcoming Scala 2.11 release. However, thanks to the recently released Macro Paradise Scala 2.10 compiler plugin, with an extra option in the compiler/SBT settings, you can use them today, while still using a stable Scala version ...

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Lightweight real-time charts with Play Framework and Scala using server-side events

Continuing a great journey with awesome Play Framework and Scala language, I would like to share yet another interesting implementation of real-time charting: this time by using lightweight server-side events instead of full-duplex WebSockets technology described previously in this post. Indeed, if you don’t need a bidirectional communication but only server push, server-side events look as a very natural fit. ...

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Future Composition with Scala and Akka

Scala is functional and object-oriented language, which runs on the JVM. For concurrent and/or parallel programming it is a suitable choice along with the Akka framework, which provides a rich toolset for all kind of concurrent tasks. In this post I want to show a little example how to schedule a logfile-search job on multiple files/servers with Futures and Actors. ...

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A practical solution to the BREACH vulnerability

Two weeks ago CERT released an advisory for a new vulnerability called BREACH. In the advisory they say there is no practical solution to this vulnerability. I believe that I’ve come up with a practical solution that we’ll probably implement in Play Frameworks CSRF protection. Some background First of all, what is the BREACH vulnerability? I recommend you read the ...

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Grails – GORM Tutorial

Grails is known as domain driven language that means we can build application using bottom to top approach which is more nearer to object oriented programming. GORM (Grail Object Relational Mapping) uses intern Hibernate to map the domain with table which gives life to Domain modeling. If we combined everything just only based on domain we could build the whole ...

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SOA and REST with Grails

I discussed on my previous article about REST and how to leverage RESTful web services on Grails platform. We will further discuss Grails on SOA & REST and try to visualize architecture in details. REST and SOA are different architecture pattern with lots of commonality to make application highly interoperable. As per Thomas Erl SOA is “SOA is a term ...

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