Gr8Conf 2013 - First Conference Day
Today the first Gr8Conf  conference day took place. Gr8Conf is a conference completely dedicated to the Groovy & Grails ecosystem.
Gr8Conf 2013 - Zero Conference Day
Gr8Conf  - a conference dedicated to the Groovy/Grails ecosystem - started for me with our arrival at the annual Hackergarten. The concept of Hackergartens has been introduced [
GContracts 1.2.11 Released!
I am happy to announce the release of GContracts 1.2.11. The new version comes with a couple of important bug fixes, improved closure expression validation and IDE support for...
GContracts 1.2.11 Sneak Peak - Improved IDE Support
GContracts  is a "Design-by-Contract" implementation for Groovy. It adds the concept of programming by contract to the Groovy programming language by adding a single JAR file without third-party...
Groovy 2.1: Type Checking Extensions
As of Groovy 2.0, the static type checking and compilation annotations @CompileStatic and @TypeChecked  can be applied on types and methods. Type checking helps us identify typing...
Groovy 2.1: The @DelegatesTo Annotation
http://docs.codehaus.org/display/GROOVY/Eclipse+Plugin#EclipsePlugin-DevelopmentBuildsGroovy 2.1 comes with a neat feature for DSL and Groovy library others: the @DelegateTo  annotation. The Delegate and The Closure Groovy supports the concept of closures [
Groovy 2.1: The @AnnotationCollector Annotation
Groovy 2.1 comes with another cool addition to the groovy.transform AST package: the @AnnotationCollector . X Annotations -> 1 Annotation The use case for the annotation collector is simple:...