Christoph Hartmann on October 27th, 2009

Have you ever faced the challenge to model a company process? Of course you want to be the shining star and use the newest modeling notation. The Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) is such notation and standardized by OMG.
Additionally you want to start right now. Therefore you are not able to wait until your boss [...]

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Christoph Hartmann on April 16th, 2009

In most cases a Grails application uses a database to store its content. Fortunately Grails is tightly coupled with GORM to ease the use. Since Grails distinguish between different deployment environments, it uses a special configuration for development and production. Therefore you have to think of a database in production environment while you don not [...]

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Christoph Hartmann on January 7th, 2009

Within my current research project I faced the challenge to index a whole bunch of files. To be platform independent the Java programming language was the first choice. Then I came along the Lucene project.
Lucene is an open-source project that “provides Java-based indexing and search technology”. I have to mention that Lucene is [...]

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Christoph Hartmann on December 29th, 2008

Unfortunately J2ME does not provide the best basis for writing a REST Web Service. As I already mentioned in previous posts the J2ME reference implementation does not support all HTTP methods. To overcome this restriction I wrote a J2ME Rest Client that uses HTTP method emulation like Rails does. Even though I heard that some [...]

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Christoph Hartmann on December 13th, 2008

The groovy swing builder is one of Groovys best features. It becomes quite easy to build a gui with the builder. In some cases you may like to add a custom Java swing component to your swing builder. For such cases the swing builder is equipped with the widget() method. The following code uses the [...]

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Christoph Hartmann on November 15th, 2008

I set up an mobile application that sends data via a REST based interface to a Grails-based server. Unfortunately J2ME does not support all HTTP methods. To overcome this weakness we have to emulate the methods PUT and DELETE. Like Rails just did this by adding a “_method=PUT” parameter to the query URL, we will [...]

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Christoph Hartmann on October 8th, 2008

For my current grails project I use the Spring Security Plugin (formerly Acegi Security) to secure my views and services. A tutorial at the Grails site gives a great overview how to install the grails plugin.
Right after installation I faced some issues:
Secure your Rest Services
This sounds quite easy due to a simple switch within the [...]

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Christoph Hartmann on October 7th, 2008

Im Rahmen des Seminars Meta-Programmierung haben Lars Blumberg, Arvid Heise und ich eine Ausarbeitung erstellt, welche die Metaprogrammierung von Groovy untersucht.
Der Name der Programmiersprache ist Programm. Dass Groovy als noch junge Sprache viele neue und interessante Sprachkonzepte mitbringt, möchten wir im ersten Teil dieses Papers aufzeigen. Ein weiteres Highlight des ersten Kapitels ist vielleicht die [...]

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Christoph Hartmann on September 11th, 2008

Java Iteration Example

import java.util.Date;
public class Foo {
public static void main(String[] args) {
int start = 1;
int summe = 0;
for (int i = start; i <= 5; i++) {

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Christoph Hartmann on August 11th, 2008

Check out how easy the integration of OpenID into Grails is:
1. Create a new grails application: grails create-app openID
2. Change into directory: cd openID
3. Install Plugin: grails install-plugin openid
4. Create a new controller: grails create-controller User
5. Create logon.gsp at grails-app/views/user
6. Add the following lines of code
<openid:css />
<meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=UTF-8″/>
<meta name=”layout” content=”main” />
<openid:css />
<div [...]

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