Advanced Groovy Programming
This chapter describes some Groovy modules that help in day-to-day development tasks. The topics covered include:
- GroovySQL - access databases in a Groovy manner (closures, GStrings, etc.)
- Groovlets - Groovy for Servlet programming
- Groovy Templates - Template processing in Groovy
- Groovy Markup - manipulate XML and other tree-like structures with Groovy
- Groovy and Swing - How to use Groovy for rapid creation of user interfaces
- To build Groovlet section example, run:
ant -f ch8-build.xml
It will create
groovlet.warfile in the current directory and try to deploy it to the Jetty container if it is available.
This example is configured to be built using Groovy 1.0-JSR-O6 and MySQL JDBC connector 3.0.17. If you want to run examples in different environments, you will have to change configuration in
The result of Listing 5.29 includes
<html:hmtl> instead of
<html:html> (thanks to Jeanne Boyarsky for spotting)
- November 13, 2007
Code samples for Chapter 10 demonstrating the Web Scripting Framework are available for download. Also, as this is the last chapter of the book you can download the archive containing code samples for all chapters from here. Now that I finally sorted out all these examples, it’s time to move on with new projects and resources related to the topic, so stay tuned.
- October 26, 2007
- October 24, 2007
- October 12, 2007
Code samples for Chapter 6 demonstrating Bean Scripting Framework are available for download. Enjoy.
- October 5, 2007
- September 21, 2007
java.net has published an article titled Scripting with Balance in Design and Performance
- September 18, 2007
- September 5, 2007
- August 25, 2007
Code samples for Chapter 3 are available for download
- August 2, 2007
JavaWorld published the second excerpt from Chapter 1.
- March 6, 2008
- February 19, 2008
News and links
It’s been an interesting period for “dynamic languages on JVM” technologies. Here’s a couple of news and interesting articles:
- January 2, 2008
Dealing with large code bases
There’s an interesting discussion in community these days on issues of dealing with large code bases and how dynamic languages can help Java projects in that manner. I summarized some of thes ...
- December 12, 2007
Groovy 1.5 released
Groovy 1.5 has been released. It’s practically 1.1 release, but due to volume of changes introduced by the release it has been re-branded. Some of the most important features of the new Groov ...
- October 17, 2007
OpenJDK community has a new project, Multi-Language VM (or just mlvm). It is announced by John Rose, from Sun, on the ...
- September 28, 2007
Graeme Rocher explains new meta-programming API improvements added to Groovy 1.1....
- September 26, 2007
Groovy 1.1 beta 3
Groovy 1.1 beta 3 has been released a few days ago, bringing emplacements like Java5 enums, new shortcut replacement for ternary operator, Groovy shell and Swing console emplacements and more. Full ...
- August 24, 2007
JRuby and Jython releases
- June 29, 2007
Rhino on Rails
- June 12, 2007
JRuby 1.0 released