This Week in Grails (2012-02)

Gr8Conf Europe announced a new look this week for their site (based on Weceem) and that their Call for Papers is open. If you want to speak in Copenhagen be sure to get your proposals in by the February 15th deadline.

The plugin portal got a few new features recently. Plugin pages now display the syntax for declaring the plugin in BuildConfig.groovy instead of using install-plugin. For example the spring-security-core plugin’s value is compile ":spring-security-core:1.2.7". Plugins that use extra jar repositories also display that information, for example spring-mobile. Plugins now display usage data (although it’s limited so the numbers aren’t very valid yet). The spring-security-core plugin displays “Used by approximately 35% of Grails users”.

Peter’s started a project to collect HOWTO guides for Grails. Hopefully this will evolve into a large collection, created both by the core team and the community.

Bobby Warner is back this week with two screencasts, both on CoffeeScript. Check out
Getting Groovy with CoffeeScript and Another Adventure with Grails and CoffeeScript.

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 4 new plugins released:

  • foundation version Provides the Foundation CSS framework resources
  • fbootstrapp version 0.1.1. Provides FBootstrapp CSS framework resource files
  • spring-security-mock version 0.9.8. Mock authentication support for Spring Security
  • jquery-mobile-scaffolding version 0.1. Provides mobile templates that can be used during the scaffolding process

and 21 updated plugins:

  • atmosphere version 0.4.2. Provides integration with the Atmosphere project, a portable AjaxPush/Comet and WebSocket framework
  • bubbling version 2.1.4. Provides integration with the Bubbling Library YUI extension
  • build-info version 1.2.1. Provides a controller/view that display basic information about the war file
  • commentable version 0.7.6. Mark up any of your domain classes as having comments and then use the tag library and partial templates to integrate comments into your views
  • cucumber version 0.2.2. Test your Grails apps with Cucumber
  • dao version 0.4.2. Enables a grails-app/dao directory to setup beans. See
  • dojo version Integrates the Dojo javascript toolkit
  • excel-import version 1.0.0. Excel & CSV Importer & Exporter using Apache POI
  • facebook-sdk version 0.1.2. Allows your application to use the Facebook Platform and develop Facebook apps on or on web sites (with Facebook Connect)
  • geolocation version 0.4. Adds HTML5 geolocation support and offers some utility methods to calculate distances and range checks
  • gorm-jpa version 1.0.0.M1. Implementation of GORM for JPA 1.0
  • grails-ui version 1.2.3. Provides a standard UI tag library for ajaxy widgets using YUI
  • hibernate-jpa-provider version 1.0.0.M1. Integrates Hibernate as a JPA provider
  • jasper version 1.5.1. Enables use of JasperReports
  • jquery-validation-ui version 1.2.3. Client Side Validation without writing JavaScript
  • rateable version 0.7.1. Adds a generic mechanism for rating domain objects
  • release version 1.0.1. Publishes Grails plugins either to a public or private repository
  • routing version 1.1.6. Send and route messages to a wide variety of destination endpoints directly from your Controllers and Services using Camel
  • screencasts version 0.5.6. Allows the upload, management and display of screencasts
  • svn version 1.0.2. Provides SVNKit as a dependency; an SvnClient class that makes it easier to work with Subversion; and integration with the Release plugin
  • uploadr version 0.5.8. HTML5 Drag and Drop file uploader

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