Sometimes the Android ecosystem is a little lacking with tool support; for instance I needed to extract a set of sent items from a POP3 mailbox – the stock mail client only allows you to perform 3 actions: delete, mark as unread or favourite.
Armed with the Android SDK, some SQL queries and a Groovy script we’ll see how it’s possible to recover email to RFC822 .eml files.
Freemind is an Open Source mind mapping tool. Version 0.9 (released Feb 2011) introduced Groovy scripting that can be used for processing the mind map nodes. In this article we’ll look at a couple of use cases and the supporting scripts.
This article originally appeared in the February 2013 issue of GroovyMag
This article gives an introduction to working with XML / HTTP APIs from Groovy in the context of a real world scenario using the GoogleCode API.
This article first appeared in the March 2013 issue of GroovyMag. Since the script was originally written Google deprecated the Issue Tracker API and scheduled it for closure on the 14th June 2013. So whilst the script is now for interest only, the principles are still valid for other purposes.
The relevancy of search engine results is very subjective so therefore testing the relevancy of queries is also subjective.
One technique that exists in the information retrieval field is the use of judgement lists; an alternative approach discussed here is to follow the Behaviour Driven Development methodology employing user story acceptance criteria – I’ve been calling this Relevancy Driven Development or RDD for short.
I’d like to thank Eric Pugh for a great discussion on search engine testing and for giving me a guest slot in his ‘Better Search Engine Testing‘ talk* at Lucene EuroCon Barcelona 2011 last week to mention RDD. The first iteration of Solr-RDD combines my passion for automated testing with my passion for Groovy by leveraging EasyB (a Groovy BDD testing framework).
There are a number of ways you can monitor the progress of your Grails build: using the Hudson / Jenkins web app; or leveraging the API: from your IDE, bespoke API clients or even your enterprise monitoring client. We’ll look at all of them here and build a simple Grails taglib to display build status in the ‘Application Status’ panel.
We needed a quick way of performing data cleansing and bulk updates to data within SalesForce. As SalesForce is a hosted Software-as-a-Service offering it’s not as simple as resorting to SQL statements – or is it?
Using the Web Services API from Groovy made it quite easy once the foundations were in place.