Special Groovy support:
* dynamic property
* a builder for

Groovy Integration

Templates are dynamized in Groovy. That means names, declared in the template can be accessed as properties:

def t = getTemplate() t.title = title def region = t.region region.name = "The thing" region.name2 = "you know" region.render()

As it's still necessary to render regions once all values are assigned, it can still be attractive to use the normal form for setting the values:

def t = getTemplate() t.title = title def region = t.region.set("name", "The thing").set("name2", "you know").render()

getAt is also supported: t["region-name"].render()


The TemplateBuilder takes this one step further:

def t = new TemplateBuilder(getTemplate()) t.title = title t.region { name = "The thing" name2 = "you know" } // or t.region(name: "The thing", name2: "you know")

As the closures make clear, when all values are set, calling render is not necessary. (Not even possible, as the TemplateBuilder use a different interface.)

In order to include another template it's not necessary to wrap it into a TemplateBuilder:

def t = new TemplateBuilder(getTemplate()) t.targetName(getOtherTemplate().region) { name = "The thing" name2 = "you know" }

So the TemplateBuilder does provide a number of nice features it's still kind of limited. If you have any ideas here, I'm happy to review push requests on GitLab

Bernd Ebertz Head, Founder and chief technology evangelist of