So I recently had need to package up a Spring Roo Java application so that it could be run by someone else remotely. Now most SpringRoo apps I know are web apps - deployed as WAR files to a web server like Tomcat. But I was asked to make sure it ran from the command line. The main problem I had was that all my third party jar files are stored in my local Maven repository.
Well, I hope to make it to the Hadoop User Group UK meeting in London tomorrow - but I am suffering from a cold. I hope to see you there, but am not sure whether I will be well enough. Booo.
By the way - the HUGUK mailing list is moving to Meetup.com
You still need to register with Skillsmatter for events at Skillsmatter offices...
As usual. I intend to be at the Hadoop User Group UK meeting in London next week. Here is the original announcement from Dan Harvey.
Now the summer break is drawing to a close we're got our September
meetup coming up. It's going to be on the 8th September at
SkillsMatter again with the theme for the evening being on the hadoop
ecosystem. This has evolved quite a bit since we last met and has
sparked quite a bit of discussion.
We've got two talks arranged for the evening :-
- Dan Harvey will start with a talk on the "State of the Hadoop ecosystem"
I have received a review copy of "Spring Roo In Action" which is an Early Access e-book from Manning ( http://www.manning.com/rimple/ )
It will be interesting to compare this to the Spring Roo cookbook which I reviewed earlier this year.
A little while back I needed to create a simple server to supply some information to some local machines, and cache that information. I realised that it was probably a project I could use Spring Roo to great effect, and that it was simple enough to provide the basis for a tutorial. Here is that Tutorial
This article is kind of like "Meta Research". I'm not going to tell you how to process XML in Java, I'm just going to point you at some other cool tutorials which do. These are all by Lars Vogel. I strongly recommend his training material for its clarity.
Since the dawn of time (well since I started to process XML) there have been two styles of loading XML, and one main style of writing it. You either loaded up the whole file into memory (through "DOM" - the Document Object Model), or if you were fancy, or worried about running out of memory, you used SAX - the amusingly named "Simple API for XML".
Well I was interested to read Lars Vogel say "Both DOM and Sax are older API's and I recommend not to use them anymore.". He is of course saying that a number of techniques introduced in JDK 1.5 and 1.6 are now better than the old ways.
Here is a review of a book I bought while still in "Early Adopters get the incomplete ebook" phase. Spring Roo Cookbook from Packt Publishing.
OpenGamma released a public version of their Risk Management software at the end of April and I've had a few weeks to read the docs, look at the code, run the tests, and basically play around with it. What I haven't done yet is generate a risk report.
Here are my first thoughts.