JVM languages – Scala, Groovy, Grails
Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) can be a crucial component for a software platform, and even become a platform in itself. But you need to choose which JVM language to run on top of the JVM. Scala and Groovy are two popular choices. Scala is an object oriented language designed to be highly scalable. Groovy is similar to the standard Java language with several additional features. The Grails framework leverages Groovy under a "coding by convention" paradigm.In this section on JVM languages, get news, advice, and tutorials on Scala, Groovy, and Grails. This information will help you choose with language to run on top of a JVM, and how to get the most out of the language you choose. These languages help you to create dynamic Web content on a Java platform. Learn about popular Java Virtual Machine (JVM) languages Scala and Groovy and learn about the framework for Groovy, Grails.
When will the OCAJP & OCPJP 7 Exams Be Released
10 Jan 2012
News - Highly anticipated, the new Oracle certification for Java, OCAJP, went out of beta on December 17th, 2011. So when will the new exam be released? And when will the OCPJP exam be released?
OCPJP and OCAJP: New Java 7 certification requirements
21 Dec 2011
News - In order to obtain the certified architect position from Oracle, attending and passing a training course is now required. But what about the Java Professional and Java Associate designations, OCPJP and OCAJP for Java 7?
Weaving process with aspectj and spring-aspects using Maven
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 23 Sep 2011
News - An important concept of aspect programming is the process of weaving. An aspect weaver takes information from raw classes and aspects and creates new classes with the aspect code appropriately weaved into the classes. In this post, learn how to modify a...
Yes, Virginia, Scala is hard
TheServerSide.com News Feed | 09 Sep 2011
News - I used to think that Scala was easy. It was, and continues to be, a cure for some of the numerous problems with Java. From the "stuff that's hard or impossible in Java is simple in Scala," Scala is a very easy language. Dealing with collections is super...
How Scala changed the way I think about my Java Code
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 29 Aug 2011
News - Some people advocate their preferred language as the only way to enlightenment and productivity boosts. I don’t believe it. There are others that tell you the language doesn’t matter - at least not between languages like Scala and Java. I think they are...
A disciple from the Church of Bruce Eckel thinks in Scala
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 15 Jul 2011
News - Markus Jais has a few insights on why the hoi polloi is reticent about picking up Scala. Much of the argument centers around the lack of documentation, blogs that are garbage, a nascent set of good tutorials, and Java programmers who think that if they...
Grails and Artifactory Online collaboration
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 21 Jun 2011
News - AX CONFERENCE, SAN JOSE, CA – June 21, 2011 : Grails project and JFrog today announced a new joint collaboration around an advanced artifact repository solution for Grails, in the form of the Grails Artifactory Online repository service.
JRockit is free!
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 18 May 2011
News - Free at last, free at last! JRockit is no longer tied to Oracle products: you can download it for what look like the same terms as the old Sun JDK. JRockit is way faster then HotSpot after a suitable warmup period.
From Zero to Java EE in 60 seconds: Seam Forge is heating up Java Web Development
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 05 Apr 2011
News - It's been a few months since their last release, but they have a lot of goodies for you this time, and for those of you who haven't taken a look, or seen it at all, Seam Forge is really starting to pick up steam. Since this is the third release of "Angry...
27 Jan 2010
Article - Ted Neward is an independent consultant specializing in high-scale enterprise systems, and an authority in Java and .NET technologies. He is the author and co-author of several books, including Effective Enterprise Java. At TheServerSide Java Symposium...