New York Software Symposium
May 4 - 5, 2012 - New York, NY
Groovy Power Tools
Groovy has been around for some time and is generally recognized as a highly productive object-oriented language with a tight association with Java. Groovy seems to be going through a second wave of popularity with a more diverse repertoire of benefits, including building, deploying and testing, in addition to rapid web development. The fastest growth of productivity tools are all powered by Groovy. Discover the Groovy Truth!
This session will start with a short introduction to Groovy and will walk through a number of groovy tools that can increase the speed of delivery of any Java software development shop. We will review the following Groovy Power Tools: - Spock - the best unit testing and mocking tool available to a Java developer leveraging the value of a testing DSL - Gradle - the fasting growing build tool for compiling and building Java-eco system projects. - Geb - A groovy DSL on top of Selenium for driving web testing - Glu - The groovy way to deploy and manage Java deployments in production - Grails - The groovy way to develop a web application against a relational database
About Ken Sipe
Ken has been a practitioner and instructor of RUP since the late 1990s, and an extreme programmer and coach since the middle 2000s. Ken has worked with Fortune 500 companies to small startups in the roles of developer, designer, application architect and enterprise architect. Ken's current focus is on enterprise system automation and continuous delivery systems.
Ken is an international speaker on the subject of software engineering speaking at conferences such as JavaOne, JavaZone, Jax-India, and The Strange Loop. He is a regular speaker with NFJS where he is best known for his architecture and security hacking talks. In 2009, Ken was honored by being awarded the JavaOne Rockstar Award at JavaOne in SF, California and the JavaZone Rockstar Award at JavaZone in Oslo, Norway as the top ranked speaker.More About Ken »