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Want to know what you missed (or remember what you experienced) last month at the Gr8 conference in Denmark, Copenhagen? Check out the latest edition of GroovyMag which has a review – including interviews with the organizers.
Last year I posted a fairly comprehensive series of articles on the blog (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) summarizing the content from Gr8 in Copenhagen. This year I opted instead to write an article for the May edition of GroovyMag which is now available. In addition to summarizing the sessions, it also includes interviews with the organizers and any of the speakers I was able to meet up with at the end of the conference.
The issue also includes a piece on contract oriented programming by Andre Steingress, Hamlet D’Arcy continuing his series on Lean development using Groovy, Bjoern Wilmsmann on Natural Language Processing in Groovy, a detailed look at Java Strings in Groovy by Kirsten Schwark and Dave Kleins regular plugin corner reminding us of the power of the Quartz plugin.
Why not check it out? If you’re a subscriber, just download your copy. If not, why not give it a shot for just $5? If you’re really not sure, use the code “peterbell” and you can get one issue for free to try it out. I really like that we have a monthly magazine specifically for the Groovy community that is more timely than books, but better curated and more in-depth than most blog postings. Let’s support it so it continues to grow and become an increasingly valuable resource for the community as we grow.
My latest article – this time comparing Grails and Rails – has been published in Groovy Mag. It provides an overview of the Groovy/Grails and Ruby/Rails stacks and looks at some of the reasons you might choose one over another.