2GX: Groovy and Grails Experience

This weekend I attended the Groovy and Grails Experience (2GX) conference. I had done some Groovy scripting and had played with Grails a little. However, this was a good chance to dive into some more advanced topics like Groovy metaprogramming and Grail’s GORM. My favorite talk was Glen Smith’s overview of Grails plugins for Rich

Money:Tech Panel: Open Source and Finance

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion at the O’Reilly Money:Tech conference. We discussed the extent that the financial technology community had embraced open source. Other members of the panel were Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media, James Altucher who founded StockPickr and Graham Miller of Marketcetera. I was representing free financial

Using JRuby for Java testing?

A recent article on InfoQ (Boost your Java Test with Ruby and JtestR) described a new framework for doing Java testing using JRuby. The article includes the following test case to highlight it’s features. What is the point of this example? Is there really a significant difference between this example and the following JUnit4 test