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Becoming an Advanced Groovy Developer: Design Patterns

Becoming an Advanced Groovy Developer Spring One 2gx 2015 from Tom Henricksen The following post is based on my upcoming presentation at Springone 2GX, entitled “Becoming an Advanced Groovy Developer”. What are design patterns? They are simply solutions to development challenges we encounter daily. It is not a library we add, but more of a template […]

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Grails Gotchas

Grails gotchas and best practices from Tom Henricksen   The following post is based on my upcoming presentation at Springone 2GX, entitled “Grails Gotchas and Best Practices”. Have you ever created a class manually in the right folder for what you needed. Then instead of going through grails create-integration-test package.Class, you just create a new class […]

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Grails Best Practices

Grails gotchas and best practices from Tom Henricksen   The following post is based on my upcoming presentation at Springone 2GX, entitled “Grails Gotchas and Best Practices”. This summer at Zirous we had a group of interns working on a project in Grails. It didn’t take us long to realize how important it was to share […]

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Getting your Grails on: Grails Demo

Getting your Grails on from Tom Henricksen   This is an excerpt from my upcoming book Getting your Grails on, based on my presentation from Kansas City Developers Conference. In this last part, we will get your machine ready to use Grails and demonstrate what you can do with the Grails and the Groovy/Grails Tool […]

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Getting your Grails on: Grails Basics

Getting your Grails on from Tom Henricksen   This is an excerpt from my upcoming book Getting your Grails on, based on my presentation from Kansas City Developers Conference. Grails is an open source full-stack MVC framework for the Java platform.  What do we mean by full-stack? Well, it practically does everything for you. It […]

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Getting your Grails on: Groovy Basics

Getting your Grails on from Tom Henricksen   This is an excerpt from my upcoming book Getting your Grails on, based on my presentation from Kansas City Developers Conference. In this first chapter, we are going to discuss some of the basics of the Groovy language and what makes it so powerful. I think you […]

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What is a software architect?

Whenever I discuss Information Technology roles and I mention the software architect role I get some quizzical looks. Someone will occasionally ask, “Do they design buildings?” The title will confuse many people even some in the Information Technology area. So I thought I would take some time today and clear up a few things about […]

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Reinventing Organizations

Reinventing Organizations

In the new book called Reinventing Organizations by Belgian consultant Frederic Laloux, he explains a framework that classifies how groups have been managed and led.  Each level is labeled with a color and described in the form of groups that practice this style of leadership paradigm. They each have their own unique characteristics and ideas. […]

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The Continuous Agile Model

Andy Singleton, who is the CEO of Assembla where they help build software faster with less stress, has written a book called Unblock. In this book, he details how we can use the Continuous Agile Model to develop new things faster. Teams that release faster are innovating more often and improving rapidly. Andy’s company discovered […]

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Spotify Engineering

Spotify started as a Scrum company but as they grew the Scrum practices got in the way. They began to break the rules to fit their company’s growth. First Scrum Masters became Agile Coaches. Then they changed their Scrum teams to squads that own the process from start to finish. Each squad has a long-term […]

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