Cedric Champeau discusses the concept of traits introduced by Groovy 2.3. Traits look like interfaces, but allow the developer to add both implementation and state into it.
Peter Niederwieser shows how Spock can be used for integration testing of Spring applications, and how combining it with Geb yields a powerful solution for acceptance testing of web applications.
Graeme Rocher shows how one can leverage key technologies from the Groovy and Grails communities to become even more productive with Spring Boot.
Guillaume Laforge presents the latest Groovy 2.3 release with its new features and performance improvements: "traits", new markup-based template engine, new code transformations, and more.
Daniel Woods discusses Enterprise Operations which is seeing a shift in the management paradigm of infrastructure.
Peter Ledbrook discusses the impact of the Java 8 language changes on Groovy applications and if Groovy still provides an edge in terms of developer productivity.
Jeff Beck describes how Grails fits into a larger polyglot architecture and goes through his team's experiences building and maintaining these micro services.
Cedric Champeau tries to answer the question: "Android developers are used to develop applications in Java, so why Groovy, a JVM language, wouldn't be usable for Android development too?"
Opening Night Keynote from SpringOne 2GX 2014. Topics include Spring IO and Microservices, Groovy 2.3 and 2.4 and Grails 3.0 plans.
Trisha Gee demoes building a web application using Java, HTML5, Angular.js, Mongo.DB, Groovy and microservices in one hour.
Baruch Sadogursky discusses creating DSLs which support plugins written both in Groovy or Java, addressing good public API design practices, security, and classpath isolation.