Archive for July 3rd, 2011

This Week in Grails (2011-26)

Sunday, July 03rd, 2011

GR8 Conf US was this week in Minneapolis. It was a lot of fun, and another chance to meet people I’d only previously known online (both users and speakers) and talk about what’s going on in the real world. I was able to spend some time in Minneapolis (the conference was actually a little south of the city in Bloomington) and was almost starting to think that I could live in a place like Minneapolis, until I remembered what the weather is like there in January.

I thought I was breaking the news that Grails 1.4 had been renamed to 2.0 when I announced it, only to be told that Graeme had posted the news on the mailing list 27 minutes earlier 🙂

There was a lot of Twitter activity during the conference (search the #gr8conf hashtag), and here are some of the more interesting ones:

As usual there are interesting jobs to check out, but in particular there’s one at a company here in the Boston area, and one in Hawaii(!). And I happened to check out the SpringSourceJob Twitter feed that I have permalinked below and there’s very cool position open (not Grails or Groovy related unfortunately) in Cambridge using Java, Flex, BlazeDS working with the Mobile Virtualization Platform.

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There were 2 new plugins released:

and 12 updated plugins:

  • avatar version 0.5.2. Provides a taglib for displaying avatars
  • batch-launcher version 0.5.3. Load and run batch (non-webapp) Grails applications
  • codenarc version 0.14. Static code analysis for Groovy
  • equals-hashcode-test version 0.2.0. Base Spock specification for testing equals and hashCode methods of domain classes and other Groovy objects
  • executor version 0.3. Enables the Java concurrency Executor Framework for asynchronous processing
  • flash-helper version 0.8. Simplifies and standardizes the process of adding/reading messages in the flash scope
  • geb version 0.6.0. Geb is a library for headless web browsing on the JVM, suitable for automation and functional web testing
  • grails-ant version 0.1.2. Provides Ant to Grails applications
  • grails-yui-widget version 0.1.1. Create YUI Widgets via TagLibs
  • i18n-fields version 0.5.1. Provides a declarative way of localizing domain classes’ fields for different languages
  • release version 1.0.0.M3. Publishes Grails plugins either to a public or private repository
  • tiny-mce version Integrates the TinyMce editor javascript and tags to embed the editor in your GSP pages

Interesting Tweets

User groups and Conferences

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