I’m really happy to have an article in the current issue of GroovyMag, but after it appeared I realized something. When I submitted the article I added several links in the text, thinking that they would still be active in the resulting PDF.
That, as they say, turned out not to be the case. I thought, therefore, that I’d list the actual links here, in case anybody needs them. In my next article I’ll be more careful. 🙂
Some of these I did spell out, but I thought I’d include everything for completeness.
The Spring Framework home page is at http://springframework.org, of course. The version 2.5 reference guide is at http://static.springframework.org/spring/docs/2.5.x/reference/index.html, and the specific section on dynamic language beans is at http://static.springframework.org/spring/docs/2.5.x/reference/dynamic-language.html#dynamic-language-refreshable-beans .
I referred to the Groovy usage pattern “Liquid Heart,” which is discussed in Dierk Koenig’s presentation “7 Groovy usage patterns for Java projects” at http://www.javagruppen.dk/hindsgavl08/Sessions/GroovySlides.pdf/Groovy_Usage_Patterns.pdf . That is a very valuable presentation, which I highly recommend.
The Grails wiki page for
grails.spring.BeanBuilder is at http://grails.org/Spring+Bean+Builder . I mentioned in a footnote that I didn’t have anything to do with Graeme suddenly adding namespace support to BeanBuilder, but that might not be true. I asked a question on the Grails dev list about the lack of namespace support back on 1/5. Peter Ledbrook was kind enough to reply right away, but the next day Graeme himself replied, saying,
“I had a brief look, we would have to mock the generation of XML as the Spring namespace stuff is pretty closely tied to XML.”
The next thing I knew, though, namespace support was in there. Maybe I can take a tiny bit of credit after all, though obviously Graeme really deserves it.
I mentioned Scott Leberknight’s blog, which is at http://www.sleberknight.com/blog/sleberkn/ . His excellent two-part article, entitled “Groovier Spring,” is at http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/views/java/libraryview.jsp?search_by=groovier+spring .
If none of this makes any sense to you, you might want to purchase the latest issue of GroovyMag. With great contributions by people like Andres Almiray, Glen Smith, Dave Klein and others, the issues just keep getting better. I feel really honored to be included this month.