Spring Roo: Making Java Fun Again

I just wanted to give heads-up that DZone just published my Spring Roo Refcard. It has been great fun to write up the card although a six page limit has its own challenges when trying to cover a tool like Roo.

Spring Roo 1.1 GA Released!

Yes, I have been somewhat slack on updating you about the progress of Spring Roo in this blog. As you might have guessed, the last year has been a quite busy. We have added lots of new features and add-ons to Roo, changed internals significantly, helped others to write cool new add-ons and also attended a few conferences to demonstrate the latest stuff. Now, with the release of Spring Roo 1.1 GA I thought I’d take a step back and look back on the last year or so.

USA Trip 2009

In this short post I wanted to share some of the 6000+ images I have taken during a trip to the USA last October. The trip led me (and my wife) to 10 different states including Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Louisiana, Missouri and California.

Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens ’09

Recently we went for another trip to the city. Taking the ferry from our new place really makes even the trip an event. Anyway, we ended up in Sydneys beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens.

Spring Finance > Part 7: Adding support for JSON and XML views

It has been a while since I have updated the Spring Finance Manager sample application so I thought it’s time to do it now. Since my last article a few of the dependencies have cut new milestone releases.

Aside from just updating the dependencies I also added a new feature the Spring Finance Manager application: content negotiation for XML and json.

Trip to La Perouse & Maroubra, Sydney

Two weeks back we went for a trip to Sydneys southern beaches. First we headed towards the airport where we took a stroll in the Sir Joseph banks park where they have beatiful ducks and then we went on to La Perouse and Maroubra Beach. Apart from the driving there the trip was very nice.

Sydney by Day

This is the second part of my Sydey pictures. As suggested by the title these shots are taken during day time in Sydney Australia.

Sydney by Night

Since I have my new Tamron AF17-50mm F/2.8 Di-II LD Aspherical lens and the new Dolica Tripod I went out and took some night shots of the city. I think, both, the lens and the tripod were a good choice .

Trip to Watsons Bay, Sydney

Last weekend we did a day trip to Watsons Bay here in Sydney. We took the ferry from Abbotsford to Circular Quay and then another Ferry from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay. Click the article to see more pictures!

Taronga Zoo

A few months back we went to Taronga Zoo in here in Sydney. We spent a great day taking a lot of photos and I wanted to share some of them here.