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Monday, May 12th, 2014

Turbocharge Enterprise Java Development with Groovy - by Ken Krebs

Do you want to develop code faster ?
Do you want to develop test code with a minimum of fuss ?
Do you want your code to be more readable ?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, this code-centric talk will show you how you can make progress on all these fronts by adding the Groovy language and other parts of the Groovy ecosystem (Spock/Gradle/Grails and more) to your team's dev stack.

Ken has been programming professionally since 1980 starting with embedded systems and machine/process automation. Ken's focus since 2003 has been Enterprise Application Development for the Java platform. Ken has been a practitioner of Test Driven Development for the last 10 years. Ken has been programming with Groovy since 2009 and has used it for most all of his development work for the last 2+ years.


5:00 - 5:30 Social including food and drinks.
5:30 - 7:00 Presentation


TDS Telecom (CCW Auditorium)

The meeting will be in the CCW Auditorium at the TDS Telecom building at 525 Junction Road. Please park in the parking ramp behind the building. There will be a place to mingle prior to the presentation outside the room called "Central Perk." We will serve beverages and have food on hand. You can get in the building from the entrance from inside the parking ramp. It is open until 8pm. Once you walk through the sliding glass doors, you can proceed straight ahead (past the elevators) into the Central Perk (tables and chairs). The Auditorium is to the left of that area. Our front desk number is 664-4500 if you get lost.