I am at the SpringOne2GX conference in California.
Earlier today, I had a chance to attend the second day of the Platform CF conference that was available to attendees.
There was a panel around building internal enterprise clouds with Cloud Foundry with GE, Intel and Warner Music. It was very interesting to me and I thought I would share some notes from this panel discussion.
The panel was composed of:
- Chetan Gadgil, GE Software & Analytics
- Dave McCrory, Warner Music Group
- Catherine Spence, Intel
Here are some interesting ideas from the discussion.
We had the first London Hackergarten meeting on Thursday September 5th at the Skills Matter Exchange.
A Hackergarten is a space where we can get together and contribute a small change to an open source project. The intent of the Hackergarten is to end each meeting with a patch or similar contribution submitted to an open and public project.
The event was sponsored by Sky, who kindly provided the room, beers, pizza and more beer.
We put together a book wish list for our Grails, Groovy / AngularJS project.
Sharing it here:
A couple things I’ve been working on lately:
Instead of using the Heroku buildpack, we can easily deploy ratpack applications into Cloud Foundry using the built-in java 7 support.
Since the Gradle application plugin builds a complete Java application, we can simply upload this application to Cloud Foundry and run it.
The one difference between this approach and a buildpack-based one is that you build the application in your local machine and deploy the files to Cloud Foundry instead of trying to do it all remotely.
Nitrous.IO is a cloud-based development environment.
With Nitrous, you are able to write and store your application development online and access it on the go at shared office machines, on your iPad or Chromebook.
Another cool feature is the ability to work on files together via collaborative mode with other developers. In this mode, any changes and selections you make in your IDE get sent to the other people working with you.
As of this writing, Nitrous does not have native support for Grails. But you are able to build and run grails applications given that it provides a full linux command line.
In this post, I will show you how to build and deploy a Grails application on Nitrous.
One of the nice things about MongoDB is that documents are returned in JSON format.
If you use the Mongo-GORM plugin, however, the driver conveniently converts the returned results into a Grails domain class instance. You then have to serialize this domain class to get a JSON result back.
In this post, I will show how to use the low level mongodb API to just get a JSON response back in your controllers.