Groovy Podcast, S06E01, ep. 86, hosted by Ken Kousen and Sergio del Amo News and views from the Groovy programming language ecosystem. Topics include the release of Groovy 4.0 and Micronaut 3.3.0, as well as discussions of recent blog posts, the move to Java 17, working with Spock, and people on the move. Show notes at

Groovy Podcast episode 85 (S05E05) with Sergio del Amo and Guillaume Laforge News and views from the Groovy programming language ecosystem, hosted by Ken Kousen, Sergio del Amo, and Guillaume Laforge. We talked about the new Micronaut AOT module (7ms startup time!), the latest Grails 5.1 release, dealing with the log4J CVE problems, and a tribute to Stéphane Maldini, who left us all too soon.  … Read More

Groovy Podcast, S05E03, with Paul King News and views from the Groovy programming language ecosystem, with Paul King, the head of the Groovy project! Topics include the upcoming Groovy 4 release, the IDE situation for Groovy, the recent Grails 5 release, the recent ApacheCon at Home conference, and more.   Show notes at 

Solving the Daily Jumble

Recently I decided to subscribe to my local newspaper (the Hartford Courant, pronounced current) again. That’s been valuable by itself, and brought some benefits I forgot about (like a comics page), but one of the unexpected side effects has been the Daily Jumble. The idea is to unscramble the clues to form words. All of… Read More

Why Use Mocks?

Testing A Simple Publisher/Subscriber System With Mockito One of the challenges I find when teaching Java testing with Mockito is that the docs, while complete, don’t motivate why you want to use mocks in the first place. This post includes a simple example to show why mocking frameworks are important and where they are useful.… Read More

A Few Astronomical Examples in Kotlin

The website Open Notify provides a few URLs that return JSON data from NASA. There are currently three links supported: Number of people in space Current location of the International Space Station Overhead pass predictions for the ISS Just for fun, this blog post uses Kotlin to access each one, transform the results in Kotlin… Read More