Archive for September 11th, 2011

This Week in Grails (2011-36)

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

The big news this week was the release of Grails 2.0 M2. Check out the release notes for all of the bug fixes and new features. Groovy 1.8.2 and 1.9 Beta 3 were also released, and Andres Almiray announced that Griffon is 3 years old.

If you’re interested in the inner workings of Groovy, be sure to check out Jochen Theodorou’s post on primtive optimizations.

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There were 2 new plugins released:

  • compass-sass version 0.3.1. Compass, SASS and SCSS support for Grails. Automatically compiles .scss/.sass during run-app, and adds other framework functionality
  • new-doc version 0.1.1. A backport of the additional functionality offered in the doc command in Grails 2.0.x

and 14 updated plugins:

  • atmosphere version Provides integration with the Atmosphere project, a portable AjaxPush/Comet and WebSocket framework
  • dojo version Integrates the Dojo javascript toolkit
  • drools-gorm version 0.5.3. Integrates Drools 5.2 and jBPM 5 and provides persistent storage using GORM
  • excel-import version 0.9.6. Excel & CSV Importer & Exporter using Apache POI
  • gorm-couchdb-elasticsearch version 0.8. Integrates CouchDB with ElasticSearch, indexing domain instances using the Couchdb _change feed
  • gsp-taglib version 0.3.1. Makes it possible to declare tags in a gsp in grails-app/taglib
  • jasper version 1.3.0. Enables use of JasperReports
  • jesque version 0.11.M4. Groovier approach to using jesque
  • jqueryui-widget version Allows the creation of jQuery-UI via Grails TagLibs
  • lesscss-resources version 0.6. Optimises the use of css files, compiling .less files into their .css counterprt, and place the css into the processing chain to be available to the other resource plugin features
  • skin-loader version 1.0.9. Provides the ability to load “skins” into your application or plugin
  • taxonomy version 1.2. Adds methods to domain classes to allow you to apply hierarchical “tags” to objects
  • zeit version 0.2.5. Allows a caller to register a closure callback for scheduled execution
  • zkui version 0.3.2. Seamlessly integrates ZK with Grails’ infrastructures; uses the Grails’ infrastructures such as GSP, controllers rather than zk’s zul as in ZKGrails plugin

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