Let's say that you have a shell script that you run very frequently on pre-prod servers but very infrequently in your prod environment because it can cause outages or performance issues. Wouldn't it be nice if you had some sort of pre-execution hook that notified you that you ...Continue reading
In the IT world, "scripting" is usually looked down on by "real" programmers and people who aspire to be one. It is seen as a dumb task done by dumb people who don't know any better. If only they would learn to ...!--more--> Continue reading
Update (8/8/09):When I was originally comparing Jruby & Groovy, I was under the impression that Jruby was a beta-quality product, and its cryptic error messages seemed to prove this point. After a bit more research, I learned that Jruby is a robust and high-quality Ruby implementation and that ...Continue reading
I am about to finish my first non-trivial application written in Groovy (a medium-sized suite of administrative scripts), and so far I'm pretty happy with the language. I thought I would share some of my notes in case anyone else is considering the language for a similar application.