Monthly Archives: September 2013

Testing Spring Boot Applications with Spock

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.

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Building Internal Enterprise Clouds with Cloud Foundry – Panel Discussion Summary from PlatformCF

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.

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First London Hackergarten Meetup Summary

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.
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