GINQ for the win

Using Groovy 4: GINQ for the Win

Rik Scarborough Development Technologies, Groovy, Java, Programming 4 Comments

In my last blog post Back in the Groovy 4, I briefly mentioned Groovy-Integrated Query (GINQ). I’ve been wanting to write about how I would use this new feature, and I decided to take this opportunity to do so.

In this post, I will be describing two examples in which I used GINQ. The first requirement I faced on a recent project of mine and demonstrating how I used GINQ to fulfill it. A quick disclaimer: this is not a tutorial on GINQ. This blog is merely a discussion of how I’ve used GINQ and how I plan on making it part of my toolkit.

Groovy 4

Back in the Groovy 4

Rik Scarborough Development Technologies, Groovy, Java Leave a Comment

When I heard that Groovy 4 is coming out, I decided to get ahead of it. I went online to explore what new features we were getting and how I could start using them in my own code.

This article will not be a full list of the new features of Groovy 4; there are simply too many for one post. This post will simply be my thoughts on a select few of those features and how I would plan to use them.

Let’s get started!

Updating Microservices with Netty 5, Kafka 3, and React: Whirlpool Revisited

John Boardman Development Technologies, Java, JavaScript, Microservices, React Leave a Comment

Back in 2015 and 2016, I wrote two blogs that went step by step to develop a microservice/Netty architecture with fully working code called Whirlpool.

A lot has changed in the years since, so recently I decided to come back to the project, update it with the latest versions of Kafka and Netty, and add a React UI to it (rather than the vanilla JavaScript version it used before). In addition, I also added Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) scripts in addition to the Mac and Linux scripts that were there before and made all of the scripts more robust.

This blog will be about the work that went into all of those updates, plus a look at the new React UI. This provides an excellent view into what it takes to update an outdated microservices application implemented with Kafka (version .9 –>3.0) and Netty (4.1.3->5.0.0-alpha2), bringing all versions up to date and adding a React UI. By the end you’ll be familiar with the latest versions of these frameworks, know some “gotchas” to avoid, as well as understand how to integrate WebSockets into React.

Read XML

Using JAXB And StaxEventItemReader To Read XML Data

Jonny Hackett Development Technologies, Programming, Spring, Spring Batch 2 Comments

In one of my previous Spring Batch blog articles, I wrote about the need to read a set of data, process the data, and export the transformed data into XML for consumption by another system. In this blog, I’ll be doing the opposite. I’ll show you how to read data from an XML format instead.

Spring Boot With GraphQL: What The Cool Kids Are Doing

Matt McCandless Development Technologies, GraphQL, Spring Boot 2 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 3 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.This article is going to introduce you to Spring Boot with GraphQL. We’ll walk through a simple beer app to show you what it can do. So you have built this really …