So after a few weeks of silence, finally some post again. Glen just published the Grails Podcast Episode 61 (we switch the mixing job each episode, so each of us only has to do that job once per month…) and I am happy we got some much nice feedback. The outcome of the recent poll: discuss one topic in depth, so we will try from now on. You can twitter me your ideas to @hansamann.
One comment on my new test blog: I am probably too busy to work on it the next few weeks, but the integration with the Grails captcha plugin is done. Maybe I will talk about it a bit in one of the next podcasts. It is not a big thing but that’s great. The biggest issue for me was to copy the configuration example from the twiki and reformat it with Eclipse’s Groovy Plugin (no code formatting built in, so I had to use my own TAB power).
Workwise I am a bit back in the good old Java days right now. Doing a project with Spring, CXF and Hibernate, designing some SOAP API (yes, SOAP, I even believe it is the right choice for the type of app we design right now). CXF is the ‘next version of XFire’, it allows you to export an interface as e.g. SOAP API and cares about all the data binding for you. While the data binding, and interface creation was rather easy, I am still a bit worried about exception handling, or SOAP faults. CXF also converts exceptions automatically, but I believe I need some more specific exception-SOAP fault mapping here.
Besides this: we are now close to one year in the US. Interesting how time passes by really quickly (here?).