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Yeah, yeah… I’ve been away for a while.

So I got bored with blogging a few years ago, but I’m going to give it another go. I’ve been doing a lot with Hypermedia based APIs and am working on a project that is just in concept right now.

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Posted in Agile, Microservices, SoftwareDev

SpringOne 2GX – Final Day

SpringOne 2GX wrapped up yesterday, but I had to make a mad dash to the airport (only to sit and wait for the jet to have some mechanical work done) so I didn’t get to write my closing thoughts until

Posted in Agile, code, Groovy/Grails, java, OpenSource, ProfessionalStuff, SoftwareDev

SpringOne 2GX – Day 3

It was another great full day of sessions at SpringOne 2GX in New Orleans. I attended 5 interesting sessions and got about as much technical info loaded into my brains as is reasonably expected in one day.

Posted in Agile, code, Groovy/Grails, java, OpenSource, ProfessionalStuff, SoftwareDev

SpringOne 2GX – Day 2

Today was a great full day of sessions at SpringOne 2GX in New Orleans. I went to 5 sessions and had a great time at lunch and the evening reception meeting new people.

Posted in Agile, code, Groovy/Grails, java, OpenSource, ProfessionalStuff, SoftwareDev

SpringOne 2GX – Day 1

Had a great time at SpringOne 2GX today. Basically it was registration, mingling and the keynote, but it was good.

Posted in Agile, code, Groovy/Grails, OpenSource, ProfessionalStuff, SoftwareDev

Being objective about web frameworks

A lot of times ‘Java people’ dismiss RoR and other non-Java web frameworks (and vice versa) without even taking an objective look at them. The author of this post makes some good arguments for staying open minded about web frameworks.

Posted in Groovy/Grails, ProfessionalStuff, SoftwareDev

Finding Celerity

This weekend I wanted to get ahead on one of my tasks at work, which was to write some Watir scripts that would help us do a small load test on a new application we have and the server infrastructure

Posted in Agile, code, OpenSource, SoftwareDev

It's Alive!!!… the build server, that is.

We were finally able to procure a build server so I spent some time over the last few days setting up Hudson for the first time.  For the first project I used one of the projects we already have setup

Posted in Agile, code, OpenSource, SoftwareDev

Messing with Selenium and Watir

Wow… long time since I posted. We have an application that is getting ready to go live for the customers of my customers and I wanted to do some load testing of the solution. The application was written by a

Posted in Agile, code, java, OpenSource, SoftwareDev

Agile IT Experience… 5 closing thoughts.

I’ve been home from the Agile IT Experience for almost 24 hours now. I’ve had enough time to recover from the travel and lack of sleep. So, thinking back about the conference I have a few thoughts.

Posted in Agile, code, java, ProfessionalStuff, SoftwareDev

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