To SpringSource, and Beyond!

This week, I started some rather serious work on buffing up my metaphorical know-how muscles. So, I started reading “Pro Spring 3”.

However, since just reading isn’t enough, I also have started to walk through the beautiful codes written by Rod Johnson and Juergen Hoeller.

I began my way where most applications using Spring begin theirs: the ApplicationContext. It is a long, long journey, and I know that I won’t be done anytime soon. However, wish me luck Smile

Learning Gradle

Gradle, is another build automation tool I’ve been introduced to by colleagues and friends. For those who are not familiar with it, Gradle (with words taken from the official site) is:

Gradle is build automation evolved. Gradle can automate the building, testing, publishing, deployment and more of software packages or other types of projects such as generated static websites, generated documentation or indeed anything else.

Right now, I’m reading the book “Building and Testing with Gradle” which is available online for free as a registered-access content. It is a good book, and I intend to finish it soon, so that I can get to actual programming and building projects using it.

Currently, the struggle for me is to not get confused by the Groovy syntax. However, I think I’m getting the hang of it.

I will probably be posting a short introduction soon, if I find such a thing necessary.