Thom Nichols


Technology is evolution outside the gene pool

Articles from the year 2009

Upload to S3 with Groovy

So, uploading to S3 is not always as simple as it should be. Here's a completely self-contained Groovy script that can upload files to your S3 bucket, plus provide a signed link to access the uploaded file.

The script uses Groovy's Grab macro to download the JetS3t library which does the heavy lifting.

/* Script to manipulate S3 objects. 
 * @author Tom Nichols
 * @see ...

Groovy and! is a cool little thing; you can't look at two or three of the demos on their site before you realize it's really neat.  Not to mention it's designed as a compliment to Wiring, the language used to program the Arduino and a number of other DIY hardware platforms. 

So suffice to say, Processing is a compelling alternative to Flash for at least ...

Serial Console Monitoring without HyperTerminal

Although I'm a software engineer, I do, occasionally *gasp* have to interact with hardware. Of course that's an oxymoron, but what I mean is there are of course, a large number of programmers work on mainly client-server software that runs on commodity hardware (i.e. UNIX,Linux/Windows) and their biggest worry is which direction the directory slash faces - windows\ or linux/ - Aah!

So, let me ...