Thom Nichols


Technology is evolution outside the gene pool

Articles tagged with 'Groovy'

Tweet your Project status with Maven and Groovy

I saw a tweet from Tim_Yates a while ago about keeping track of Groovy plugin releases.  Well, what if each plugin project had its own Twitter feed?

That's essentially what I've done for the HTTPBuilder project, my solution for making the complexities of HTTP both simple and accessible from Groovy.  HTTPBuilder automatically 'tweets' every time I publish a release as part of the build process. 

I ...

HTTPBuilder 0.5.0-RC3 Released!

So my pet project HTTPBuilder has been hanging out in pre-0.5.0 state for quite a while, and I suspect most people have been using the SNAPSHOT versions since they've been relatively stable and infrequent. 

Well, I'm trying to finally push 0.5.0 out the door.  I've just released RC3 and unless any new defects are found, the final version will be released ...

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 ...