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 and Lifetime Fitness.
In recent years he has been focused on Spring Boot, Messaging and Grails applications building web services and a few web applications. Even though the core of his experience has been server side he started as a full stack developer and tries to keep up. This is becoming increasingly difficult, yet 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.