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Matt Stine08/30/10
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Waste #3: Relearning

Welcome to episode three of our series "The Seven Wastes of Software Development." In episode one, we introduced the concept of eliminating waste from our software development efforts. Waste elimination can be traced all the way back to the the...

Jared Richardson08/30/10
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Effective Road Mapping: Driving Change in Your Team

There are two things you must know in order to effectively create a roadmap. Although we'll be dealing with a technical roadmap, this applies to anyone wanting to drive change for yourself or a team.Where you are now (current location)Where you want to go...

Mitch Pronschinske08/29/10
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Clojure Plugin For Grails

According to a post from XML co-creator Tim Bray from awhile back, Clojure is considered "the new hotness among people who think the JVM is an interesting platform" for other languages to build on, for people who think that "there's still life...

Matt Stine08/27/10
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A Case for Feature Branches

How and when to create branches within a project's source control system can be a very touchy subject among software developers. Some folks branch like crazy, and others avoid branching altogether. Today I'd like to make a case for feature branches based on...

Jared Richardson08/25/10
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Test Behavior, Not State

Many developers and testers write automated tests. Sometimes they're unit tests, other times package level, and occasionally integration. There are many different types of tests, but there are a few characteristics of great tests. Today let's look at one...

Howard Lewis Ship08/25/10
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Groovin' on the Testin'

I'm at the point now where I'm writing Groovy code for (virtually) all my unit and integration tests. Tapestry's testing code is pretty densely written ... care of all those explicit types and all the boilerplate EasyMock code. With Groovy, that code...

Nitin Bharti08/24/10
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Flex on Grails

In this article, excerpted from "Flex on Java," (Manning, Sept 2010) authors Bernerd Allmon and Jeremy Anderson show you how to rapidly prototype data-enabled Flex applications using Groovy and Grails in combination with the Flex plugin for Grails....

Matt Stine08/23/10
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Waste #2: Extra Features

Welcome to episode three of our series "The Seven Wastes of Software Development." In episode one, we introduced the concept of eliminating waste from our software development efforts. Waste elimination can be traced all the way back to the the...

Mitch Pronschinske08/23/10
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Poll: Still Going to JavaOne?

For fear of being too sensationalist or sounding biased, I didn't use the 'B-Word' in my headline, but I'll say it now: Is anyone planning to boycott JavaOne because of recent events?  That's the sentiment that I wanted...

Roshan Dawrani08/21/10
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Groovy AST Browser: Now on the Web

This article introduces the web based version of the Groovy AST Browser tool - http://groovyastbrowser.appspot.com/.What is Groovy's AST?Groovy compiler maps the groovy source code in a tree form called Abstract Syntax Tree (AST). The compiler scans and...

Matt Stine08/20/10
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Waste #1: Partially Done Work

Welcome to episode two of our series "The Seven Wastes of Software Development." In episode one, we introduced the concept of eliminating waste from our software development efforts. Waste elimination can be traced all the way back to the the...

Jared Richardson08/18/10
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Planning Meetings Are Essential

Planning meetings, done right, are one of the best communication tools your team can use. It gets the right people in the room and forces the discussion down the right paths. If you skip this meeting, you're asking for trouble.What does it mean to do a...

Mitch Pronschinske08/17/10
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Geb: Groovy Functional Testing on the Web

Have you ever wanted an automated, cross-browser testing tool for Groovy that also works as a screen scraping and process automation tool?  If you have, then you should consider test-driving Geb (pronounced "jeb").  The open source browser...

Matt Stine08/15/10
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Guerilla Continuous Integration

Welcome to episode six of The Agile Guerilla series. The focus of this series of articles is to to help you introduce change, specifically moving to agility, into your organization from the grassroots level.

Jianfeng Tian08/05/10
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Grails Exception Handling with HTTP Status Code, URLMapping, and Email

The post describes how to: 1. Configure the UrlMapping.groovy to allow custom action on the specific http status code. 2. Display a customised "https status code handling page" to the user. 3. Send customised "https status code handling...