Archive for the ‘Java 7’ Category

A first look at Spring Boot, is it time to leave XML based configuration behind?

April 15th, 2014 by Magnus Larsson

Spring Boot makes it very easy to create Spring based applications. Spring Boot takes an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries, allowing us to get started with a minimal configuration. For example we can develop a Jave EE based web application without any configuration files. Not even a web.xml file is required!
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A first look at Gradle, is it time to leave Maven and Ant behind?

April 14th, 2014 by Magnus Larsson

Gradle is a build tool that tries to combine the best of Maven and Ant and at the same time replace the verbose XML syntax in these tools with a compact and easy to understand Groovy based DSL. Gradle supports Mavens default project structure, dependency management mechanism and repository infrastructure making a replacement fairly straight [...]

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One-liners in Java – maybe better support in Java 7

November 28th, 2010 by Magnus Ekstrand

For sure, Java is a great language. I wrote my first Java app 1996 and have had lots of fun with it ever since. But for the past 4-5 years my interest in dynamic programming languages as Python, Groovy and Clojure has increased more and more. When working with other languages you discover a bunch [...]

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