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

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

Days Between Dates in Java 8

I would like to address a problem that is quite topical at the moment: calculating the number of days between two events. The new Date-Time API in Java 8 makes this process much simpler than it used to be. The Date-Time API includes the interface java.time.temporal.TemporalUnit, which is implemented by the enum ChronoUnit in the… Read More