This interview with project lead developer @ldaley offers a sneak peak into the project motivation and a glimpse into how Luke Daley sees the project:
the combination of great performance with just enough support for building your app how you want to build it
@kyleboon began a series of introductory posts (Zero to Ratpack) during the summer. Introduction and Part 2.
If you are following the tutorial today, check out the code in the github repo. The post's code is a bit outdated.
Ask him in twitter to continue the series!. I have no credibility to ask him, since I write a "weekly" newsletter which sometimes takes 20 days between issues.
@andyvdh7 shows how to deploy a Ratpack app to Bluemix. However, it does not detail how to setup and configure the bluemix account.
Moreover I discovered that a Ratpack app will run on 160MB of memory. He sets up a 256MB instance. If the memory footprint is this low, it will make wonders towards Ratpack's adoption.
Ratpack apps are easily deployed on Heroku. Ratpack.io is such an app. GitHub source based build and deploy strategy was too slow for the Ratpack project due to size and requirements. @ldaley shows how they have integrated Snap-CI to speed the deployment.
@mrhaki shows how to use the @DelegateTo annotation in a Ratpack project to squeeze IntellJ's autocomplete Juice.