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Issue: 1 Date: 2021-09-05

Dear Integration Consultants,

Big news is Groovy IDE v2.

Groovy IDE v2 beta

Current plan is to release Groovy IDE v2 with file support as public beta.

All big bugs are fixed and the IDE is pretty usable at the moment: https://beta.groovyide.com/
It comes with local-files feature. It is built on a recent capability of browsers.

Here is a video showing basic usage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G6AHQhr4Dc

GroovyIDE assumes some structure and ignores the rest:

  • Any file ending with .groovy is script
  • Any combination of files starting with "input." in a folder is one case.
  • You can put scripts and cases together, or you can organize them however you want. It is flexible.

Now it will be easier for you to save/reopen scripts AND to switch between different input cases for the same script!

  • It is also very Git-friendly.

  • If you want to use your favorite XML or JSON editor with the input body, just change the file extension. It is just files!

You are first to learn. I will share the beta version publicly soon. I will gather feedback for a while. I won't change the current landing page until more people use v2. I can keep the current version around. (I don't want to break workflows of users.) Beta website will be a place for future experiments as well.

Next: CPI Explorer

There will be a new tool for CPI Explorer. There are a lot of ideas and I don't want to overpromise in advance. So, let's talk about only one tool: Flow diff! (I will credit my inspirations)

Then, I want to focus on some of the blog post ideas and writing descriptions to some unpublished Groovy examples. Coding is really fun. However too much coding is like getting only vitamin C, again and again. I will go on a diet for a while to see the results.

This is my first email for this newsletter. Thank you for your support! You are speacial!