Tuesday, May 26, 2009

ANN gConfig 0.1 - a Configuration tool for Griffon

I am pleased to announce the first public release of gConfig 0.1, a configuration tool for Griffon, a Groovy Technology.

While building Griffon applications, I found myself doing the same repeatative steps when I started building the application. Install these sets of plugins, get those additional 3rd party jars, and oh ya, I want a menubar, toolbar, statusbar, . . . , you get the drift.

I felt like I was spending too much time doing boilerplate code. So I did what any good IT person would do, made it easier through automation. The result is gConfig.

After creating the application, you run gConfig. gConfig is a wizard that will present you with a list of the currently available plugins. You pick which ones you one and the move on to select some popular predefined 3rd party jars. Finally, you are presented with a collection of templates (Menubar, ToolBar, StatusBar, About, and Tips) to install.

When you have completed your selections, gConfig will do the rest. Install the plugins, download the jars, and install the selected templates.

It saves a load of time.

Give it a try.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Gr8Conf (Denmark 2009) - Photos

The following photos contain pics from Gr8Conf, the Groovy Technologies Conference.


Tweets from Gr8Conf:

Griffon Shirt:

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Gr8Cong - Griffon Code @GitHub

The Code for the Griffon Desktop Front-end application to Graeme's Twitter Clone is available at GitHub

Really Good Blog post covering Gr8Conf

Really Good Blog post covering Gr8Conf: http://gettinggroovy.wordpress.com/category/gr8/

Gr8 Conf - Outstanding Success

Well the Gr8Conf was an outstanding success. The organizers Soeren Glasius and Guillaume Laforge put on Gr8 Conference, it will be hard to top.

Guillaume Laforge, Graeme Rocher, Paul King, Dierk Koenig, Jochen Theodorou, and many other Groovy technology giants were there. It was an honor to be in the presence of all that Groovy brain power, . . .

The attendees were pretty sharp too, . . . there were some gr8 questions and ideas shared. I've already started following on the Griffon ideas.

And Copenhagen, . . . What a wonderful place. Everyone was very kind and helpful. And the sights, . . . Many wonderful things to see and do.

I would like to give a special Thank you to Soeren for being such a Gr8 Host. He really took Gr8 care of everyone and made everyone feel at home. I would especially like to thank him for helping me and my family have fun and seeing the sights of Copenhagen and Denmark.