Andrey Hihlovskiy

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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Gretty 1.1.9 is out!

Gretty version 1.1.9 is out and immediately available at github, bintray, maven central and gradle plugin portal!

Gretty version 1.1.9 introduces full isolation of it’s own logging system (slf4j/logback) from the constituent web-applications. Now web-applications are free to use any logging system – Gretty does not interfere and does not force logback to be used.

Also Gretty 1.1.9 solves problems with farm configuration when farm is defined in the parent project and web-applications are defined in child projects.

At last Gretty 1.1.9 includes upgrades of the following components to their latest versions:

  • jetty7: 7.6.15.v20140411 -> 7.6.16.v20140903
  • jetty9: 9.2.3.v20140905 -> 9.2.7.v20150116
  • selenium: 2.44.0 -> 2.45.0
  • spock: 0.7-groovy-2.0 -> 1.0-groovy-2.4
  • tomcat7: 7.0.55 -> 7.0.59
  • tomcat8: 8.0.15 -> 8.0.20

Gretty is a feature-rich gradle plugin for running web-apps on embedded servlet containers. It supports Jetty versions 7, 8 and 9, Tomcat versions 7 and 8, multiple web-apps and many more. It wraps servlet container functions as convenient Gradle tasks and configuration DSL.

A complete list of Gretty features is available in feature overview.

Complete sources of Gretty are here:

Complete documentation on Gretty is here:

Now Co-Hosting the Groovy Podcast…

Stuff I've learned recently...

When I first starting learning Groovy in a serious way, one tool I enjoyed was listening to the Grails Podcast. Glen Smith and Sven Haiges led a discussion about Grails-related issues on a regular basis. Of course, since they talked about new developments in Grails, they also had to cover new developments in Groovy, so the podcast was a valuable resource for both.

At the beginning of each podcast, Glen would say that he was podcasting from Canberra, Australia, and Sven was podcasting from San Jose, California. Of course, Sven might have been in CA, but Sven is actually a European and eventually moved back to Munich. That led me to contact Glen and ask to be the third person in the booth, arguing (a) that they needed an American, too, and (b) together we’d be Glen, Sven, and Ken, and how cool was that?

(To be honest, I…

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