squashed that bastard …

People who know me, know, that I’m a friggin cowboy on the command line. That’s even one of the keystones of my hellish productivity. It’s not that I hate GUIs or something, in my shell I can do literally everything, while some UI gives me power over just something. Ponder that..

Nevertheless, to make a dumb story short, there’s just this one thing, that stopped working on the command line, but a crucial one (which forced me into using a beast of a UI – STS, but thats not the point here): starting grails! Huh? Yes, and if you’re interested, hop to their issue tracker and see, what I found .. 

fudge out


edit: and that is the end of it: patched in 2.1


Grails 2.0

Thats a webinar Peter Ledbrook (lead dev grails team) gave on Grails 2.0. Some news are subtle, some inevitable. I’m mostly impressed by the new reloading along with magic re-scaffolding. Seems like the team is getting along making the framework really shine. Albeit I’m more curious how it all works out ‘in the wild’, stability wasn’t much in issue with later Grails releases, but this is some major revamp. Also, expect your production db to break (except you’re one lucky bastard utilizing some migration magic), as eg. abstract parent classes now pop up as tables. Interestingly enough, theres a brand new migration plugin, which is there by default, as well as (finally) the resources plugin (congrats for the promotion though).

AWS SDK for Java

AWS SDK for Java

The AWS SDK for Java provides a Java API for AWS infrastructure services, making it even easier for developers to build applications that tap into the cost-effective, scalable, and reliable AWS cloud. Using the SDK, developers can build solutions for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon SimpleDB, and more. With the AWS SDK for Java, developers get started in minutes with a single, downloadable package that includes the AWS Java library, code samples, and documentation. Eclipse Java IDE users can get started with the SDK easily using the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse.

guava-libraries – Project Hosting on Google Code

This project contains several of Google’s core Java libraries that we use in our myriad Java projects. These libraries are still subject to change.

API Documentation is here.

A rough introduction PDF is here.

It currently contains:

  • com.google.common.primitives
  • com.google.common.io
  • com.google.common.util.concurrent

as well as a few additional pieces of com.google.common.base that are not already present in the Google Collections Library.

Currently, this project is dependent on the Google Collections project, but after that library is stamped 1.0, its sources will be imported directly into Guava, and it will cease to be maintained as a separate entity, only here.

Other candidate future additions to this project are testing infrastructure, networking support and reflection utilities.

We apologize that the project currently lacks “polish”. We decided it was better to start by at least getting some code out there to the world rather than waiting until we had time to spend making it a professional produced package.