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Static content and webjars in Micronaut applications

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Sometimes I need to add a very simple UI to my Micronaut applications. Lightweight javascript libraries such as JQuery or AngularJS are quite convenient for this purpose. Traditionally CDNs are used to reference and download these libraries at runtime, but I prefer to use webjars. This way my app will continue to work even if there is no internet connection or if certain CDN is blocked by e.g. corporate network policies.

Step 1

Add dependency to the webjar. In gradle this would look like:


Step 2

Add following configuration to application.yml

    name: myapp
          - "classpath:public"
          - "classpath:META-INF/resources/webjars"

Step 3

Create static resources (html, js, css) under src/main/resources/public

Step 4

Reference webjar javascript library from html

    <script src="jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script>

Written by isaaclevin

February 28, 2021 at 4:39 pm

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Project release and version management using gradle and git

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Two very useful Gradle plugins:

1. axion-release-plugin

This plugin derives project version from tags in git repository. I use following rules in my projects:

  • Start with default version 0.1.0-SNAPSHOT
  • Every release of master branch increments second digit
  • Production emergency fixes are done on a branch, which is created from the version tag. Such branch name must start with “hotfix-” prefix. Releasing this branch will increment 3rd digit.
  • Feature branches must have “topic-” prefix. They are never released, however their version includes feature name.

To check current project version run “gradle currentVersion”
To release the project run “gradle release”

2. gradle-nexus-plugin

This plugin adds ability to upload project artifacts to nexus repository. Simply run “gradle upload”.


buildscript {
    repositories {
        maven {url = ''}

plugins {
    id 'java'
    id '' version '1.3.4'
    id '' version '2.3.1'

scmVersion {
    versionIncrementer 'incrementMinor'
    branchVersionIncrementer = [
            'hotfix-.*' : { c -> c.currentVersion.incrementPatchVersion() }
    branchVersionCreator = [
            'topic-.*' : 'versionWithBranch'

group 'com.jpragma.myproject'
version = scmVersion.version

repositories {
    jcenter {url = ''}

dependencies {
    compile 'org.slf4j:slf4j-api:1.7.21'
    testCompile 'junit:junit:4.12'

nexus {
    sign = false
    repositoryUrl = 'http://localhost:8081/nexus/content/repositories/internal/'
    snapshotRepositoryUrl = 'http://localhost:8081/nexus/content/repositories/internal-snapshots/'

Written by isaaclevin

July 12, 2016 at 2:03 pm

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Useful aliases and ENVs in cygwin .profile

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alias cp=’cp -i’
alias mv=’mv -i’
alias df=’df -h’
alias du=’du -h’
alias grep=’grep –color’
alias itest=’mvn clean test verify -U’
alias ls=’ls -h –color’
alias mci=’mvn clean install -U’
alias mi=’mvn install’
alias mjr=’mvn jetty:run -o’
alias mjrwithprofile=’mvn clean jetty:run -DAPP_ENV=dev’
alias ps=’ps -W -a -f ux’
alias rm=’rm -i’

function xtitle {
echo -ne “\033]0;$1\007″

export MAVEN_OPTS_BASE=”-server -Xms128m -Xmx2048m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m”
export MAVEN_OPTS_DEBUG=”$MAVEN_OPTS_BASE -Xdebug=true -Xnoagent -Djava.compiler=NONE -Xrunjdwp:transport=dt_socket,address=5555,server=y,suspend=n″
alias mvnAllOff=’export MAVEN_OPTS=$MAVEN_OPTS_BASE’
alias mvnDebugOn=’export MAVEN_OPTS=$MAVEN_OPTS_DEBUG’


Written by isaaclevin

May 11, 2016 at 8:45 am

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Insert semicolons and braces in correct position

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One thing that always disturbed me when editing Java source files is that you need to move your hands out of keyboard’s home row, press <End> and then type semicolon or open brace. Not anymore! I recently discovered pretty cool feature in Eclipse that automatically inserts semicolons and braces in correct positions.

Enable this option via Preferences -> Java -> Editor -> Typing dialog.

Written by isaaclevin

February 14, 2010 at 7:23 pm

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