Category: ‘Groovy’

SpringOne2GX 2015 Recap

Sep 27 2015

Last week I was at SpringOne2GX (http://www.springone2gx.com/) in Washington, DC. Here are some takeaways on the various talks I attended along with my general impressions of the conference itself. There was a wide range of topics organized by various tracks which worked out pretty well. At my day job, we have a large Grails 2 […]

UberConf 2015 Recap

Aug 06 2015

One of the advantages of attending UberConf over No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) is the larger number of sessions and the ability to provide more in-depth coverage during sessions.  The sessions that I found most interesting from UberConf 2015 were the ones related to Java 8, Groovy, and Big Data. The all-day Functional Programming in […]

Summer Internship 2015: Project Data Walks

Jul 31 2015

For our Summer internship project, we aimed to use Garmin Athletic Watches to collect GPS data from our selected activities.  Our initial goal was to use Google Maps and Twitter’s API for visualization purposes. Using this framework, we collaborated amongst ourselves to create an application capable of viewing and analyzing each individual’s activities utilizing technologies […]

ETL is Groovy

May 06 2012

Groovy is a powerful concise language that has many aspects that lend itself well to ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) jobs. It has similarities to languages like Perl, Ruby and other scripting languages, but has the advantage of being able to easily hook into the Java ecosystem of third party libraries. This article intends to review some of the language […]

Lucene Query Syntax for SQL

Aug 02 2011

Lucene provides a rich query syntax allowing users to easily create simple queries and scale up to complex ones. A number of search back-ends are built on top of Lucene nowadays such as ElasticSearch and Solr. In this article we will explore using Lucene’s query syntax against relational databases. We used Groovy here, but it […]