I am starting to get familiar with Spring Boot thanks to the Guides on Spring.io and the samples that come with the project itself.
As a Grails developer, I love the Spock testing framework. Spock is a testing and specification framework that fully leverages groovy to help you write succinct and highly expressive tests. You can read more about Spock in the Framework documentation.
In this post, I want to show how you can use Spock to add easily readable tests for your Spring Boot applications.
I had a chance to attend the SpringOne2GX and PlatformCF conferences this year thanks to BSkyB and Pivotal’s Grails Champion giveaway.
Here are a few highlights from the event:
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.