This week's book giveaway is in the Performance forum. We're giving away four copies of The Java Performance Companion and have Charlie Hunt, Monica Beckwith, Poonam Parhar, & Bengt Rutisson on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm starting a trail on my blog here where I create Space invaders using Groovy and Java 2D. (I'm also incorporating a Maven2 build in the mix.) I hope to demonstrate use of some very cool technologies (Groovy, Java 2D, Open GL, and Maven2) and have fun at the same time. I'm following another tutorial and recoding the examples in Groovy. It's going to take me some time to get all the way through but if anybody wants to review what I'm doing and comment on better programming techniques I'd appreciate it. It can be sort of like a group or collaborative effort. The project will then be refactored to use Open GL instead of Java 2D. I'm thinking I could add a few extra features while I move along if I get the chance.
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