Groovy Podcast Ep 40: Live from GR8Conf India

January 7, 2017

Live from GR8Conf in New Delhi, India! Appearances by Puneet Behl, Søren Glasius, Burt Beckwith, Ken Kousen, and others, including Deepak Mittal, Naresha K.



Groovy Podcast Ep. 39

December 22, 2016

News and views from the Groovy programming language ecosystem, hosted by Ken Kousen and Baruch Sadogursky. Discussions about the latest Grails release, plus the fact there are now over 200 Grails 3 plugins available. Notes about the new Ersatz mock HTTP server library, by the same people behind the HTTP Builder NG project.

Also included are a list of G3 Summit talks, some with videos available, a video series on new features in IntelliJ 2016.3, and improvements to the sdkman system, including the new "outdated" command to update all your outdated resources. Then some comments about Grails guides, the new Parrot parser coming in Grails 3, the GradleTest plugin for testing Gradle plugins, and Guillaume Laforge's presentation on analyzing half a million Gradle build files at GitHub.

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Groovy Podcast Ep 38: Live from the G3 Summit

November 30, 2016

Life from the G3 Summit in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 30 Nov 2016! Interviews with Paul King, Guillaume Laforge, Ryan Vanderwerf, and Søren Glasius. We talk about the future of Groovy, the huge increase in downloads under the Apache foundation, new features in Grails, and the changes needed to deal with Java 9.


Groovy Podcast Ep. 37

November 17, 2016

New releases from Grails and Gradle and a release candidate from Spock. New React profile for Grails and an OCI case study. Guillaume Laforge blog post using Ratpack for live conference feed. Updates to Mr Haki notebooks. Alexa skills plugin for Grails. One year anniversary for @ApachGroovy project (and twitter feed has over 2K followers)

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Groovy Podcast Ep. 36

November 2, 2016

News and views from the Groovy ecosystem. New Grails and Ratpack releases, and a release candidate for Gradle. Poll on JVM languages. Grails 3 quickcast and DSL blog post. Multiple blog posts by Sergio Del Amo and Mr. Haki. Plus a discount raffle for G3 Summit tickets.

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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:

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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.

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