6 Minute Video: Groovy Makes Code Generation Simple

My screencast skills aren't perfect yet, but getting there. I've now learned how 'call outs' work. Some of the timing is still slightly off and the screencast ends quite abruptly. Aside from that, the basic point of the screencast comes across well enough. Have a look (6:22 mins):

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The text right at the end, which disappears as soon as you see it, says: "That's all folks. Have fun with Groovy! Clearly it makes code generation a piece of cake, not just for files, but even for complete source structures!"

Go here to download the screencast for off-line viewing.

The basic principles outlined above have several implications that I don't I go into in the screencast, but will do so next time. However, I'm sure there's more than enough in there to give anyone a couple of interesting ideas.


This is a great tutorial/screencast! I'm going to search your archive for other screencasts and look forward to more Groovy screencasts in the future!

Posted by Vito Andolini on October 28, 2008 at 08:16 AM PDT #

Vito Andolini, from Corleone? I think I know that name.

Posted by Mr. Curious on October 28, 2008 at 08:51 AM PDT #

Hi Geertjan, looking forward to your next screencast. I bought "Groovy in Action" today. Dierk König ows you a commission :-)


Posted by guest on October 29, 2008 at 01:10 AM PDT #

Interesting video. This has a lot of potential if it gets used the right way.

On an unrelated note though; perhaps you could use youtube? Or some better player? The one you currently use doesn't let me skip through the video.

Posted by Jonathan on October 29, 2008 at 05:03 PM PDT #

Hi Jonathan. Thanks for liking the video. You're not able to move the slider in the red bar at the bottom of the player? That's the functionality you're looking for.

Posted by Geertjan Wielenga on October 29, 2008 at 06:36 PM PDT #

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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