Recently I had to choose a client to make REST requests from a Grails 2.5 application. I decided to give the Spring RestTemplate a try. It has worked very well, but was missing some functionality .. READ MORE
Over the years Paul has worked with different technologies including PHP, ASP, Cold Fusion, .Net and numerous content management systems, but he has spent most of his career in the Java world. During that time he has got to work on many web applications including ones for the Marines, Ford, 3M, White Castle, UHG, Canada Dry, Rasmussen College, Lifetime Fitness and TCF Bank.
In recent years he has been focused on Grails applications providing web sites, content management systems and web services. Even though the core of his experience has been server side he has always strived to be a full stack developer. This is becoming increasingly important as front end technologies have transitioned from being mostly visual to now integral parts of an applications functionality.
While out of the office Paul enjoys working on projects around the house, cooking, trying out new foods and beers as well as cheering for the Vikings, Wild and Twins.