Category: Code

Hack Manchester 2018 – The Challenges

Hack Manchester 2018 – The Challenges

I couldn’t find anywhere all the Hack Manchester 2018 challenges / prizes were listed together, so I’m putting them all on one page for easy comparison.

! I’m not sure if they’re all there yet – there might be more to come, so keep an eye on the Hack Manchester site (scroll down to the “THE CHALLENGES” – yellow section just before the schedule).

Follow the links below to find out about the sponsors and see more detail / explanation about the challenges:

WebApp UKBest in Show. (Our team came second for Best in Show last year. Just sayin’.)

MediaBurst: “The most bizarre use of ClockworkSMS!.”

Dunnhumby: “use data to make the consumer experience… less than optimal.

Centre For Biological Timing: “make technology work for our body clocks rather than against them … hack your body clock!

Avecto: “create a digital solution to help protect or inform friends and family of the issues around Cyber Security.

AND Digital: “Can clever tech help turn passenger misery into passenger delight?

GCHQ: “think locally: utilise the fantastic open data sources available about Greater Manchester to improve the safety of the general public.

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Feelin’ Groovy (“Unable to resolve class” or “Configure Groovy SDK”)

Feelin’ Groovy (“Unable to resolve class” or “Configure Groovy SDK”)

I was working with some Groovy scripts in IntelliJ today – a first for me. I came up against a couple of simple getting-started issues… I’m just making notes about them here. There are notes here on two errors I came across: “Unable to resolve class” and “Configure Groovy SDK”.

  1. “Configure Groovy SDK”:
  • On command line:
    • This: brew install groovy
    • Then to run a script: groovy path/to/file.groovy
  • In IntelliJ:
    • Install the groovy plugin
    • Open the folder containing the scripts
    • When it says “Groovy SDK is not configured for module ‘my-module’” or “Configure Groovy SDK”
      • Click the link with the “Configure Groovy SDK” message (top right in IntelliJ)
      • Click Create
      • (Find your Groovy installation:
        • On the command line: brew ls groovy
        • This will give you something like this: /usr/local/Cellar/groovy/2.5.2/bin/groovy
        • Then you need to find your libexec folder – probably at same level as bin folder – in my case it’s here: /usr/local/Cellar/groovy/2.5.2/libexec)
      • Find the libexec folder, select it and click open
      • More here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46123890/configuring-groovy-sdk-within-intellij-idea
    • Now you can run a Groovy script by clicking the big green Play button, top right
    • To pass parameters into a script:
      • Top right, click the little down arrow next to the name of the script
      • Click Edit configurations
      • Fill in Program arguments

 

2. “Unable to resolve class” 

  • This can happen when your classes are in a package and you try to run your script from the command line.
  • It will start in the folder the class is in, then from there it will look for a further folder structure – eg if your package is clare.is.cool then it will look for the folder structure clare/is/cool from the path of the groovy script.
  • The solution is to set the classpath on the command line when running the script, and start further back in the directory tree.
    • For instance if your class is here: c:\overall\path\clare\is\cool\MyScript.groovy
    • Then you run it like this: groovy -cp c:\overall\path c:\overall\path\clare\is\cool\MyScript.groovy
    • (or if you have already navigated to c:\overall\path\clare\is\cool, you can just run groovy -cp c:\overall\path MyScript.groovy)

More here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45072923/groovy-unable-to-resolve-class