Mike Hostetler

Sr. Consultant
3 years at Object Partners
21 years of Technology Experience

Mike has almost 20 years of experience in technology. He started in networking and Unix administration, and grew into technical support and QA testing. But he has always done some development on the side and decided a few years ago to pursue it full-time. His history of working with users gives Mike a unique perspective on writing software.

Asynchronous Programming in Grails 3

Grails has had support for asynchronous programming for some time now but it seems to have become more well-defined in Grails 3. It has Promises, Events, and even asynchronous processing in GORM. The article is .. READ MORE

A Unix Guy looks at Powershell

I have to admit that I’ve always been skeptical of Windows and its command-line. After learning the Unix shell years ago, I hated using cmd for anything. Way too limiting. I remember when Powershell came .. READ MORE

Getting smarter with git

I generally do all my work with git on the command line — sometimes I do commits in my IDE but all my pushes, pulls, merges, and looking at history is done on the command .. READ MORE

Make Shell Aliases Easy

This blog started as part of a discussion about shell usage and putting aliases in. This is of interest to me because, before I went into full-time development, I did a lot of system administration .. READ MORE

StringTemplates in Groovy

I was looking for some some string templating in Groovy a while back and found that Groovy supports it nicely, including something called SimpleTemplateEngine, which seemed exactly what I needed. But I soon sat scratching .. READ MORE