Posted on January 06, 2009 by Scott Leberknight
If you're into Groovy and Spring, check out my two-part series on IBM developerWorks on using Groovy together with Spring's dynamic language support for potentially more flexible (and interesting) applications. In Part 1 I show how to easily integrate Groovy scripts (i.e. .groovy files containing one or more classes) into Spring-based applications. In Part 2 I show how to use the "refreshable beans" feature in Spring to automatically and transparently reload Spring beans implemented in Groovy from pretty much anywhere including a relational database, and why you might actually are to do something like that!