This Week in Grails (2011-50)

The big news this week was the release of Grails 2.0. It took longer than expected since we were waiting on the final release of Spring 3.1 but it’s finally out and the response has been great so far. There are a ton of cool new features, usability improvements and fixes. Check out Peter’s screencast on the new usability features.

We also announced support for deploying Grails applications on Heroku. The heroku plugin makes it simple to deploy a 1.3.7 or 2.0 app that auto-reconfigures your settings for the DataSource, Mongo, Redis, Memcached, and RabbitMQ depending on which services are provisioned for the application.

STS 2.9.0.M1 was released along with Groovy-Eclipse 2.6.0. Check out the New and Noteworthy features – it’s a long list.

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There were 5 new plugins released:

  • bulkload version 0.1. Export or bulkload all the instances of a given class from the client browser
  • sendgrid version 0.1. Allows the sending of Email via SendGrid’s services
  • spring-security-radius version 1.0.0. RADIUS support for the Spring Security plugin
  • heroku version 1.0. Integrates Heroku’s cloud platform
  • raphael version 2.0.1. Provides the JavaScript Vector Library Raphaël – cross-browser vector graphics the easy way

and 18 updated plugins:

  • build-test-data version 1.1.2. Enables the easy creation of test data by automatic inspection of constraints
  • cloud-bees version 0.5.2. Adds scripts to integrate with the CloudBees client API
  • cloud-support version 1.0.8. Support plugin to help cloud plugins update service provider connection information from the cloud environment
  • csv version 0.3.1. Easily parse and consume comma-separated values (CSV) from a number of input sources
  • memcached version Helps integrate Memcached as the Hibernate 2nd-level cache provider
  • mongodb version 1.0.0.RC3. Aims to provide an object-mapping layer on top of MongoDB
  • redis version 1.1. Provides integration with a Redis datastore
  • redis-gorm version 1.0.0.M8. Integrates the Redis key/value datastore into Grails, providing a GORM-like API onto it
  • release version 1.0.0. Publishes Grails plugins either to a public or private repository
  • remote-control version 1.2. Execute code inside a remote Grails application
  • remote-pagination version 0.2.8. Provides tags for pagination and to sort columns without page refresh using Ajax and loads only the list of objects needed
  • resources version 1.1.6. A resource management and processing framework
  • riak version 1.0.0.M4. GORM for the Riak NoSQL datastore
  • spring-security-facebook version 0.5. Plugin for Facebook Authentication, as extension to Grails Spring Security Core plugin
  • svn version 1.0.1. Provides SVNKit as a dependency; an SvnClient class that makes it easier to work with Subversion; and integration with the Release plugin
  • translate version 1.2. Translates text from one language to another using the Google Translate API
  • twitter-bootstrap version Twitter Bootstrap CSS framework resource files
  • uploadr version 0.5.6. HTML5 Drag and Drop file uploader

Interesting Tweets


User groups and Conferences

2 Responses to “This Week in Grails (2011-50)”

  1. Nicholas says:

    You guys did an awesome job with grails 2! Do you have any idea whether there will be a grails 2 compatible snapshot of spring security ui soon?

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