Archive for September 18th, 2011

This Week in Grails (2011-37)

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Graeme’s been doing some very cool stuff for 2.0 with a new extension to the Criteria query DSL, adding a where method. Check out the updated docs for the syntax and example queries – it’s a very intuitive and fluent approach to querying.

Mr. Haki is back after a bit of a hiatus with five new “Groovy Goodness” posts:

Lots of jobs this week. There are a few reposts but most are new – it’s a good time to be a Grails developer.

Starting this week these posts will be translated into Italian thanks to Luca Canducci. Many thanks to Luca for volunteering to do this translation, and of course to Aitor Alzola, Jian Hu, and Paulo Pereira for the Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese translations.

If you want to keep up with these “This Week in Grails” posts you can access them directly via their category link or in an RSS reader with the feed for just these posts.

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There were 7 new plugins released:

  • horn-jquery version 1.0. Provides resources and tags to use the HORN specification for embedding your JS data model in your HTML pages
  • profile-template version 0.1. Captures template render calls and displays call stack, template time summary, and a visual display of the call graph
  • twitter-bootstrap version 0.2. Twitter Bootstrap CSS framework resource files
  • proxool version 0.1. Proxool jdbc connection pool plugin
  • console-enhancements version 0.2. Enhances the grails console output for better visibility
  • image-builder version 0.1. A simple image builder
  • template-cache version 0.1. A GSP template rendering cache

and 17 updated plugins:

  • birt-report version Embeds reports created using the BIRT Report Engine into your application
  • compass-sass version 0.4. Compass, SASS and SCSS support for Grails. Automatically compiles .scss/.sass during run-app, and adds other framework functionality
  • drools-gorm version 0.5.4. Integrates Drools 5.2 and jBPM 5 and provides persistent storage using GORM
  • external-config-reload version 0.4.5. Polls for changes to external configuration files (files added to grails.config.locations), reloads the configuration when a change has occurred, and notifies specified plugins by firing the onConfigChange event in each
  • geolocation version 0.2. Adds HTML5 geolocation support and offers some utility methods to calculate distances and range checks
  • gorm-native-finders version 0.2. Query domain objects using native Groovy closures
  • jesque version 0.11.M5. Groovier approach to using jesque
  • jesque-web version 0.11.M3. Web interface to view and manage jesque queues, jobs and workers
  • navigation version 1.3.1. Implements simple menu navigation using convention
  • new-doc version 0.1.2. A backport of the additional functionality offered in the doc command in Grails 2.0.x
  • plugin-config version 0.1.5. Simplifies plugin configuration tasks
  • spreadshirt version 0.5. Wrapper for the Spreadshirt API
  • spring-social-core version 0.1.7. Allows you to connect your applications with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers such as Facebook and Twitter
  • spring-social-twitter version 0.1.6. Connect your applications with Twitter
  • symmetricds version 2.4.0. Embeds the SymmetricDS synchronization engine
  • uploadr version 0.4.8. HTML5 Drag and Drop file uploader
  • zkui version 0.3.3. 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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