Browsing All posts tagged under »Groovy«

Vim Syntax Highlighting

May 27, 2012


I just discovered how to turn on syntax highlighting by default on Vim.  All you have to do is add the following line to your ~/.vimrc file: If you don’t have a .vimrc file, a quick way to add one is by running the following command: I was impressed to find that Vim contains Groovy […]

We aren’t failing fast enough…

March 30, 2012


I am sure many of you have read Jeff Atwoods’ last two blog posts regarding WYSIWIG and visualizing failing faster.  If you haven’t, I definitely recommend reading both, playing with Glimpse, and watching Bret Victor‘s video on Inventing on Principle. Both of Jeff’s posts focus on how you can and should be striving for a […]

Exploring Test Method Names

November 10, 2011


When coaching individuals on how to name unit test methods, I have struggled to come up with a standard that I like.  I have read numerous posts and books on the subject with a wide variety of results and standards.  In this blog I will explore the various standards for naming unit test methods and […]

Grails Best Practice Resources

October 11, 2011


I have been spending some time learning Groovy and Grails recently.  As a Java developer, I find that they answer many of the problems that currently exist in the Java platform (and the .NET platform as well).  They provide an amazing, and Agile toolkit for developers to get started with. I have also found some […]

Dojos, Katas and Software Craftsmanship at Excella

April 21, 2011


The Software Craftsmanship movement is creating quite a stir in the software development community, with experts on both sides of the fence arguing its value.   At Excella Consulting, we have embraced the Software Craftsmanship movement and feel that the benefits of writing clean code does not conflict with the needs of our customers.  Our […]