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Ratpack Web Framework



Dan Woods talks about Ratpack, a high-through, reactive, non-blocking web framework for Java 8. Ratpack is designed to ease the complexities of programming in a non-blocking, asynchronous manner by providing a rich API and deterministic execution model. Dan showcases the framework's features, and explains how to write applications with Ratpack.


Daniel Woods is a Technology Enthusiast specialising in enterprise Java, Groovy, and Grails development. He has over a decade of experience in JVM software development, and shares his experience by contributing to open source projects like the Grails and Ratpack web frameworks.

About the conference

This is a one-of-a-kind conference for application developers, solution and data architects: people who develop business applications, create multi-device aware web applications, process vast quantities of enterprise data, design cloud architectures, and manage high performance infrastructure. The sessions are specifically tailored for Developers and Architects using the popular open source Spring IO Projects, Groovy & Grails, Cloud Foundry, RabbitMQ, Redis, Geode, Hadoop and Tomcat technologies. Whether you're building mission-critical web or business applications, crunching huge amounts of distributed data, or designing the next killer cloud native application, SpringOne2GX will keep you up to date with the latest enterprise technology.

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Nov 01, 2015

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  • Seems very interesting

    by Richard Richter,

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    Not to mention the whole lineup of the authors! However I failed to run the tweetable demo, because Grape couldn't download guice 4.0. Google/stackoverflow didn't help even though there's a lot of similar problems. Seems one has to learn Grape (or use different dependency resolution mechanism) to see it running, which let me down a bit. :-)

  • Re: Seems very interesting

    by Dan W,

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    Sorry to hear that, Richard :-(

    if you rm -rf ~/.groovy/grapes, maybe that will get you further along?

  • Re: Seems very interesting

    by Richard Richter,

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    I actually tried that. But I gave it one more shot and started to blame my maven repo. While I don't understand why it uses .m2 and how to disable it (I tried, but still didn't get how to do it with that grape XML config), I renamed ~/.m2 for a while and it WORKED as advertised. :-) Funny enough, after the first successfull start I could have rename .m2x back to .m2 and it still started OK.

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