I recently embarked on a little journey to investigate various methods to improve the performance of a website, in this case a small static placeholder site of mine (might as well put something there) dand.ws. It’s hosted on shared hosting at Dreamhost, on Apache. Why Does Performance Matter? Website performance is known to be one (of many) indicator that Google use to rank sites. This means that if you’re trying to run a business, poor performance is probably costing your money.
Groovy 2.0 has officially been released by Guillaume LaForge today, go get it Guillaume has also written a great intro to the new features over at Infoq here
Guillaume Laforge has provided a recent update to what we can expect to see in the upcoming Groovy 2.0 release. I’m sure it’d be more enjoyable live at GR8Conf, but a great read all the same. Some things I’m interested in: Memoization - could have some interesting uses JSON - have used Jackson previously, but built-in is great! New AST Transformatons (@ToString, @TupleConstructor, @ThreadInterrupt) - even more syntactic sugar Multicatch - cuts out even more verbosity InvokeDynamic performance improvements Groovy 1.