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The Way I See It > Groovy StreamingMarkupBuilder Empty Tags

Posted 01 November 2013

I found something interesting today at work while playing with Groovy. By default, the StreamingMarkupBuilder builds empty tags like this:

<someTag />

but an external system that uses our API needs the tags to be expanded like this:


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The Way I See It > Groovy Strings

Posted 06 September 2013

I'm back again to write about Strings in Groovy. If you are like me, then you use strings for all sorts of things. Groovy has some nice features that make it a pleasure.


In Groovy, you can declare strings with single or double quotes. Double quotes denote GStrings--strings that allow exp...

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The Way I See It > Excluding Groovy Methods in AspectJ Advice

Posted 29 August 2013

Groovy is great for developers because of its simple scripting feel, but in order to compile to java bytecode, it adds lots of bloat at compile time to make the magic work. When mixing it with AspectJ's post-compile binary weaving, it will cause lots of unwanted methods to be caught by your AspectJ Advice. I wrote a pointcut to help eliminate...

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The Way I See It > Collecting attributes from a Collection of Objects

Posted 27 August 2013

Groovy provides us with a slick way to iterate over objects in a collection to collet specific attributes. This is called the Spread operator ("*.")

For example:

class Person{     String name;     int age;}

Say we have a collection of people:


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The Way I See It > Totally Groovy

Posted 07 August 2012


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23 years old
May 1, 1992
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Anything outdoors. Swimming is by far my favorite activity, besides conjuring up some programs ;) I like to think of myself as a jack-of-all-trades and love to learn what makes things tick.
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Dakota Brown
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    05 Dec 2013 - 16:30
    hi my friend...could you send me the full java code with the hotel reservation(
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    28 Jun 2010 - 12:13
    When I read your signature I had this urge to respond with "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail..."
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