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Write unit tests with Spock: a tutorial to get you started

I like Spock Framework. I love it for its clarity, brevity and ease of adoption. So, I prepared a ‘lab’ style tutorial for Java programmers to convince them that it is beneficial to start using Spock. Get started right away with the tutorial by cloning the github repo, or by downloading the zip and typing ‘./gradlew test’ in the homedir. […]

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No benefit in migrating from Spring to Java EE

Lately Oracle is providing a podium for people (you know who you are) who are telling you that you should migrate from Spring to Java EE. The first articles making that case started appearing a year and half or so ago but it seems Oracle isn’t giving up. They should, because the case their minions […]

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Consuming and developing and testing web services with Groovy and Grails

For a recent project, I used Groovy and Grails to both consume and provide and test webservices. In this post I would like to share a few of the highlights, and the rationale behind some of the choices I made.

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J2EE in 2011 AD

Recently I enabled one of those “here’s a contract you might like” email services again. I was horrified.

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