The main purpose of this pet project is to learn new technologies and have some fun in the process. Therefore we came up with the idea of creating a cartoon grabber. The idea is to grab cartoons from a number of configurable sources (like e.g. dilbert.com) and process them in a number of backends.
It started with the need to learn about spring-integration and continued with different other frameworks and tools.
Currently in use are
See the wiki for additional information on how the project works internally.
There are different flavors of the project available. The most basic one is the
cartoongrabber-cli. To run it, execute
gradlew :cartoongrabber-cli:run from the
project root. You will find the output in a newly created
output directory below
the cartoongrabber-cli project directory.
You can also create a distribution zip file by executing
gradlew :cartoongrabber-cli:distZip or
gradlew :cartoongrabber-cli:distTar. You
will find the created distribution archive in the path
The second flavor is a web application that gives access to the grabbed cartoons. You
can run the web application by executing
gradlew :cartoongrabber-web:bootRun. The
launched application will listen on http://localhost:8080.