This Week in Grails (2012-51)

There were a few Groovy and Grails releases this week. Grails 2.2 was released and there are many new features but the big one is that it uses Groovy 2.0. Grails 2.1.3 was also released and includes fixes for the 2.1.x line.

Groovy 2.0.6 was released with several fixes and improvements, and the first beta of Groovy 2.1 was released. It looks like 2.1 will have some very interesting new features.

Also, GPars 1.0 was released this week.

There were a few writeups about the Groovy & Grails Exchange last week:

and a few more interesting tweets:

I forgot to mention when discussing GGX last week that Yu Sudo took some great photos during the conference. While the rest of us were using our cell phones to take mediocre shots (and often making them worse with Instagram filters) he was using a real camera. I didn’t know people still used real cameras 🙂 Check out his stuff on Flickr.

I updated my old Spring MVC plugin this week and wrote up why you would use it here. I also released a new plugin that adds support for Logback.

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There were 4 new plugins released:

  • crash version 1.2.0-cr3-p1. Integrates the Common Reusable SHell (CRaSH – )
  • logback version 0.1.1. Replaces Log4j with Logback for logging
  • miniprofiler version 0.1. Shows timing and SQL query information in a head-up display in a web page; useful for debugging database and other performance problems
  • grails-remote-methods version 0.2. Allow controller methods to call from JS without any code

and 15 updated plugins:

  • aws-sdk version 1.3.26. Use the Amazon Web Services infrastructure services
  • codenarc version 0.18. Static code analysis for Groovy
  • cucumber version 0.7.0. Test your Grails apps with Cucumber
  • facebook-sdk version 0.4.7. Allows your application to use the Facebook Platform and develop Facebook apps on or on web sites (with Facebook Connect)
  • jasper-response version 1.0.1. Render JasperReports as PDF or HTML
  • kickstart-with-bootstrap version 0.8.9. Start your project with a good looking frontend, with adapted scaffolding templates for standard CRUD pages using Twitter Bootstrap
  • mongodb version 1.1.0.GA. Aims to provide an object-mapping layer on top of MongoDB
  • oauth version 2.2.1. Provides easy interaction with OAuth service providers
  • quartz version 1.0-RC3. Schedules jobs to be executed with a specified interval or cron expression using the Quartz Enterprise Job Scheduler
  • sendgrid version 1.1. Allows the sending of Email via SendGrid’s services
  • spring-security-facebook version 0.10.2. Plugin for Facebook Authentication, as extension to Grails Spring Security Core plugin
  • spring-security-twitter version 0.4.4. Twitter authentication as extension to the Spring Security Core plugin
  • springmvc version 0.2. Enables the use of Spring MVC controllers
  • vaadin version 1.7.0-beta11. Adds Vaadin ( integration
  • zkui version Seamlessly integrates ZK with Grails’ infrastructures; uses the Grails’ infrastructures such as GSP, controllers rather than zk’s zul as in ZKGrails plugin

Interesting Tweets

User groups and Conferences

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