Groovy Podcast Ep 35

October 6, 2016

Groovy Podcast Ep. 35: News and views from around the Groovy ecosystem.

Highlights: Grails 3.2 released with GORM 6.0. Other releases: Gradle 3.1, Ratpack 1.4.2, Griffon 2.8.0, and the first RC for Geb 1.0.

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Groovy Podcast Ep. 34: Dan Woods on Reactive Programming

September 30, 2016

Discussion with Dan Woods (@danveloper) about reactive programming in Ratpack, Grails 3, and the next version of the Spring Framework.

Learning Ratpack:

High Performance Microservices with Ratpack and Spring Boot:

Performance data:

Web reactive framework in Spring 5:


Groovy Podcast Ep. 33, Live from JavaOne 2016

September 21, 2016

Groovy podcast, live from the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, CA, September 2016. Interviews with Viktor Gamov, Cédric Champeau, and Andres Almiray, with a special appearance by El Groovissimo!

Topics include presentations at JavaOne, including the visibility of Groovy at the conference, plus new developments in Gradle 3.1.


Groovy Podcast Ep. 32

August 30, 2016

News and views from the Groovy programming language ecosystem. Ken and Baruch talk about presentations from the recent GR8Conf events in Copenhagen and Minneapolis, as well as the Groovy talks at the upcoming JavaOne conference. Also cover the Gradle 3.0 release and Ratpack 1.4.

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Groovy Podcast Ep. 31, Live from Gr8Conf US

July 29, 2016

Groovy Podcast, live from Gr8conf in Minneapolis, MN.

Includes a panel discussion with multiple speakers and participants. Includes reviews of several talks, like Reactive Grails, Geb testing, Ratpack, and the infamous "Stupidly Impractical DSLs" featuring the Dane Cook Bot.

Gr8conf agenda:

Show notes:


Groovy Podcast Ep. 30

July 6, 2016

Review of new releases and upcoming plans for Gradle 3, Grails 3.2, and Groovy. Also discuss featured talks at the Gradle Summit, including the Lint plugin and the Shadow plugin, as well as the new Kotlin capabilities.

Includes a new Grails Quickcast on generating scaffolding with Angular, and articles about using React with Grails and Building Alexa Skills with Grails.

Finally, a demo of the new Gradle build scan capabilities, as well as the upcoming composite builds.


Groovy Podcast Ep. 29, Live from the Gradle Summit

June 23, 2016

We talk to Luke Daley, Schalk Cronjé, and Marco Vermeulen, live at the Gradle Summit in Palo Alto, CA. Topics include future developments in Gradle, including the new scan capabilities and the Kotlin support.


Groovy Podcast Ep. 28

June 2, 2016

Live podcast from Gr8conf in Copenhagen, with Jochen Theodorou, Cédric Champeau, and Guillaume Laforge. Topics include talks at the conference, the future of Groovy, a bit about Gradle adopting Kotlin, and more.


Groovy Podcast Special Edition: Cédric Champeau

May 25, 2016

Ken talks to Cédric Champeau (@CedricChampeau) about his career in Groovy, including becoming a core committer, working at Pivotal, and now at Gradle, Inc. The discussion also includes the recent move by Gradle to support the Kotlin language in builds and plugins.


Groovy Podcast Special Edition: Ryan Vanderwerf

May 17, 2016

Baruch talks to Ryan about integrating Groovy with hardware, including Amazon Echo and Alexa and Lego Mindstorms. Both will be the subject of talks he's giving at Gr8conf in Copenhagen.