Leaving Octopress

After 6 years using octopress, I’ve finally admitted it is dead. I decided to switch to plain jekyll which I should have done a long time ago. My only requirement was to change the URL format on the off chance anyone has ever linked to my blog. I also wanted... [Read More]

Validating An HTTP POST With Ratpack

I do a lot of work with both ratpack and dropwizard for SmartThings. Dropwizard has a lot more opinions than Ratpack does out of the box, but they’re opinions I’ve grown used to and that I mostly agree with. I wanted validation in Ratpack to work as similarly as it... [Read More]

Layering Ratpack Configuration

Over the last few weeks I have upgraded my pet project CellarHQRatpack from the ancient Ratpack 0.9.15 to the current 1.1.1, and also moved it from being hosted on AWS Elastic Beanstalk to Heroku. In the process I redid the configuration more than 1 time. The documentation while accurate, lacks... [Read More]

Zero to Ratpack - Part 2

Some Notes I want to point out the excellent reference project for Ratpack called example-books. This is what I reference when I need to figure out how to do something or what has changed in a Ratpack release. It is updated for every Ratpack release. [Read More]