This Week in Grails (2012-23)

GR8Conf EU was this week in Copenhagen, and it was a lot of fun. The organizers really raised the bar this year by brewing beer for the conference (and not one but two kinds). You can see most of the presentation slides here by clicking through to each talk.

Some of the organizers of the Greach conference were there and apparantly they’re planning on adding extending the size of this year’s conference, and all of the talks will be in English.

Of course there was a lot of activity on Twitter (search the #gr8conf hashtag):

One big item of note was that Griffon 1.0.0 was released live during one of Andres’ talks. Congrats to the Griffon team for this significant milestone. And coincidentally my copy of Griffon in Action arrived today.

Check out Mr. Haki’s conference report in three parts; University Day, Day One, and Day Two, and Andres Almiray’s conference blog post.

Not to be outdone by the Griffon team, the Gradle team announced today that they have
released version 1.0.

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:

  • authorise version 1.2. Provides a framework for authorising actions in Controllers, methods in Services and visible elements in GSPs
  • ember version Provides resources definitions for Ember.js
  • errors version 0.7. Sets up some basic error handling for your application
  • handlebars-resources version 0.1. Supports using Handlebars.js templates with the Grails Resources Plugin
  • hd-image-utils version 0.3. High quality image manipulation plugin for scaling and cropping images. Uses the pure Java java-image-scaling library
  • mongo-file version 1.1.1. Provides a MongoFileService that saves, retrieves and deletes files from a MongoDB file store
  • shiro-openid version 0.3. Adds OpenID authentication to the Shiro plugin with a set of installable Shiro domain class and openid4java view templates

and 10 updated plugins:

  • avatar version 0.6.2. Provides a taglib for displaying avatars
  • bootstrap-file-upload version 2.1.1. Integrates Sebastian Tschan’s Jquery File Upload (
  • dojo version Integrates the Dojo javascript toolkit
  • facebook-sdk version 0.3.0. Allows your application to use the Facebook Platform and develop Facebook apps on or on web sites (with Facebook Connect)
  • faker version 0.6. A port of Data::Faker from Perl, is used to easily generate fake data: names, addresses, phone numbers, etc.
  • jesque version 0.4.0. Groovier approach to using jesque
  • jesque-web version 0.4.0. Web interface to view and manage jesque queues, jobs and workers
  • jquery version 1.7.2. Integrates jQuery
  • portlets version 0.9.2. Aims to provide a simple way of developing JSR-168 portlets
  • sendgrid version 0.3. Allows the sending of Email via SendGrid’s services

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