I've been living like an itinerant for nearly 6 months now. I've really been enjoying it, but my funds are beginning to run dry.
I was looking for work, half-arsedly because I neither want to take something too uninteresting nor make an on going commitment, when someone suggested freelancing programming work.
so poking around elance.com to get a smell of what was going i saw it's largely websites...
considering that I have mostly experience with java, and have recently been using groovy. decided to give grails a try...
reading the various introductions I learn grails will magically configure itself, install as easily as opening an envelope, and provide me with massive gains in productivity by not tiring my fingers writing too much code...
I set about installing it on my Asus eee runing ubuntu eee.
I download the latest grails release from grails.org and follow the installation instructions. this proceeds smoothly.
then following the quickstart tutorial I run into my first error. trying to run the >grails create-app
immediately throws an error about 'JAVA_HOME' not being set correctly. this is a pretty nube error, one that had been a nucance to me for some time.
of course I had a line setting java home in my .profile:
but, it didn't seem to work. it worked when I ran the above expression from the command line, but not when the line was inside a script. unless I ran it with the command :
when you run a script with "sh" or "bash" it is as if it creates a new terminal and runs it in that. if you run it with "." it is as if it runs it in the current terminal.
later I realise that the problem is I need to use the command "export".
thats the first thing I learned today.
after that workaround I get through the first Mastering Grails tutorial easily.
I am beginning to get excited about having full control of the awesome power of grails when I hit a brick wall...