Understanding Grails Dependency Fetching

April 13, 2012

If you have ever built or looked at a Grails project, you will notice that within the BuildConfig.groovy file there is a section called repositories that specifies all of the various repositories to pull in resources from. Grails is not built on any one type of repository system, instead it supports almost all of them. […]

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Java Bean Introspector and Covariant/Generic Returns

April 11, 2012

Unfortunately, there is a rather unsettling bug in the JDK in the java.beans package for Introspector when handling bridge methods. For those unfamiliar with that term, JDK 5 created a new modifier called bridge that is only set by the compiler (ie: there is no actual keyword for it in the language that you can […]

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