I am releasing a Gradle archetype useful for creating Java/Groovy applications based on Springframework. Of course, it is not a real archetype because such creation it is not possibile, but with very few steps you can create, edit and deploy an application server. It would be the most accomodating starting point for deployable software projects.
This release is an attempt to mitigate common issues related to development life-cycle phases such as testing, the running of application and deployment in various environments. The archetype leverages on the flexible building process and on the top-most featured IoC (Inversion of Control) management system.
When creating application modules for linking services through HTTP, JMS or any other connector type, this archetype is refined and can be applied for satisfying those requirements:
The project consists of:
Problems exist using Maven in Groovy projects due to the gmaven plugin, which may indicate that it is not ready for the groovy-user community. Indeed, Gradle works perfectly on Groovy projects. It is so concise and elastic that you don’t have just a building system, you have a programming tool. When a customized behaviours proper plugin cannot be found in the registry, you may add custom tasks by writing groovy code directly to the build.gradle descriptor. Gradle is a swiss army knife for developers.
If you have suggestions, or pull requests from Github, myself the author, would be happy to consider them.