Central Iowa Software Symposium

August 2 - 4, 2013

Making Spring Groovy

Sunday - Aug 4 11:00 AM - Dallas

Kenneth Kousen

Kenneth Kousen

President, Kousen IT, Inc.

The Spring framework has always had a friendly relationship with dynamic languages. In this presentation, we'll look at all the ways you can add Groovy to Spring to make development easier, ranging from simplifying your configuration files to deploying refreshable beans to using Spock tests in the Spring test context and more.

Groovy works comfortably with existing Java infrastructure, and Spring has special capabilities designed specifically for scripting languages. The combination is very powerful and is an easy way to take advantage of Groovy code simplification.

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About Kenneth Kousen

Ken Kousen is a Java Champion, Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador, and a Grails Rock Star. He is the author of the O'Reilly books “Modern Java Recipes” and “Gradle Recipes for Android” and the Manning book “Making Java Groovy”. He also has recorded over a dozen video courses for the O'Reilly Learning Platform, covering topics related to Android, Spring, Java, Groovy, Grails, and Gradle.

In 2013, 2016, and 2017 he won a JavaOne Rockstar award. His academic background include BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from M.I.T., an MA and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, and an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I. He is currently President of Kousen IT, Inc., based in Connecticut.