This Week in Grails (2012-09)

Marc Palmer announced that he’s offering commercial support for several of his plugins this week. Check out the blog post blog post, the web site, and the “rocks” plugin.

Coincidentally (I assume) this week two different sites were announced that highlight Grails startups. Check out and Tomas Lin’s “pinboard” app on Heroku.

GR8Conf US announced the speaker lineup and talks, and opened early bird registration. Be sure to
get your tickets now at the low initial price before the price goes up.

Masatoshi Hayashi has been doing some great stuff extending the database-session. First he released an extension plugin that stores session data in MongoDB, and he also announced the availability of a plugin that stores session data in a cookie. That one hasn’t been released yet, but you can check out the code here.

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There were 5 new plugins released:

  • functional-spock version 0.5-groovy-1.7. Allows you to write and run Spock specs under the functional test scope
  • mongodb-gridfs version 0.5.beta. Use GridFS with MongoDB
  • rocks version 1.0. Provides a UI and tools for working with plugins and also submitting Grailsrocks commercial support tickets
  • mongodb-session version 0.1. Store HTTP session data in MongoDB using the Database Session Plugin
  • mail-watcher version 0.1. Polls GMail for unread mails

and 19 updated plugins:

  • commentable version 0.8.0. 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
  • cxf version 0.9.0. Expose Grails services as SOAP web services via CXF
  • cxf-client version 1.2.9. Use existing (or new) Apache CXF wsdl2java generated content to invoke SOAP services
  • functional-test version 2.0.M2. Functional web testing using HtmlUnit to simulate the client browser
  • geb version 0.6.3. Geb is a library for headless web browsing on the JVM, suitable for automation and functional web testing
  • grails-melody version 1.12. Integrates the JavaMelody system monitoring tool
  • hibernate-filter version 0.3.1. Integrates Hibernate Filters with Grails
  • neo4j version 1.0.0.M2. GORM for Neo4j
  • openid version 0.4.3. Provides simple authentication using OpenID
  • pluginator version 0.2.1. Lets you define callbacks and properties in an application that are normally only available in plugins, e.g. doWithWebDescriptor, doWithDynamicMethods, loadAfter, observe, etc.
  • profiler version 0.4. Makes it easy to collect timing information for several aspects of an application
  • remote-pagination version 0.3. Provides tags for pagination and to sort columns without page refresh using Ajax and loads only the list of objects needed
  • simple-blog version 0.2.1. Adds a simple blog interface to an application
  • spring-mobile version 0.4. Uses the Spring Mobile project to detect mobile devices
  • spring-security-saml version 1.0.0.M14. SAML 2.x support for the Spring Security Plugin
  • tomcat-bundler version 0.0.2. Simplifies bundling application with Tomcat to create a whole package to be used by hosting
  • twitter-bootstrap version Twitter Bootstrap CSS framework resource files
  • uploadr version 0.5.9. HTML5 Drag and Drop file uploader
  • zendesk version 1.0.3. Interface to Zendesk support system via their API

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