This Week in Grails (2011-06)

This week saw another mega thread on the User mailing list, this time on hosting options. Looks like the winner is Amazon Elastic Beanstalk and there’s a lot of useful information in the thread, so be sure to check it out.

Maybe it has been a common practice and I’ve only noticed it because I watch new and updated plugins for these posts, but it seems like most recent plugin releases require the latest (or a very recent) version of Grails as the minimum version. When you run grails create-plugin the generated plugin descriptor defaults to def grailsVersion = "1.3.6 > *" (assuming you use Grails 1.3.6). A lot of developers will still be using older versions of Grails and won’t even be able to test your plugin. This may be intentional – if you don’t have users, you won’t get bug reports 🙂 Be sure to drop the minimum version (and fill out the rest of the fields!) but make sure you test with earlier versions.

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Miscellaneous Items


There were 4 new plugins released:

  • dbconsole version 1.0. Provides a web based database console for pre-1.4 apps
  • multi-tenant-proxy version 1.0. Multi-tenant add-on to use domain tenant resolver with http proxy in front of your app server
  • spring-security-bcrypt version 0.3. Use the bcrypt encryption algorithm to hash your users’ passwords with the spring-security-core plugin
  • tropo-webapi-grails version 0.1. Use Tropo’s cloud API to add phone, SMS and Instant Messaging support

There were also several updated plugins:

  • ajaxflow version 0.2.0. Enables Ajaxified Webflows
  • autobase version 0.11.0. Database migrations
  • aws version Provide easy access to simpler functions of Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • dojo version Integrates the Dojo javascript toolkit
  • ibatis version 1.3.1. Integrates the MyBatis persistence framework
  • navigation version 1.2. Implements simple menu navigation using convention
  • rabbitmq version 0.3. Integrates with Rabbit MQ messaging
  • sanitizer version 0.6. Sanitizes markup(HTML, XHTML, CSS) using OWASP AntiSamy Filters
  • screencasts version 0.5.1. Allows the upload, management and display of screencasts
  • shiro version 1.1.3. Secure your Grails application quickly and easily using the Apache Shiro security framework
  • spring-security-acl version 1.0.2. ACL support for the Spring Security plugin
  • taggable version 0.6.3. Adds support for associating tags with domain classes

Interesting Tweets


User groups and Conferences

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