This Week in Grails (2011-33)

René Scheibe has released a CodeNarc plugin for Eclipse/STS. This is great since it allows you to see rule violations in real time as you work. Very cool stuff.

Peter Ledbrook started a discussion on the Dev mailing list about a process for translating the Grails user guide into multiple languages. This has generated a lot of interest and some commits already (including some towards a Portuguese translation by Paulo Pereira who translates these posts each week), and there’s already a Japanese translation available. There’s now a Github fork that anyone can get access to for committing translations, and that work will be pulled into the main repo periodically. See this post for how to get started.

A new plugin was released this week that got my interest, spring-security-saml. This is an extension plugin for the Spring Security Core plugin and adds SAML support. I worked with SAML a couple of years ago and it wasn’t much fun. I have high hopes this plugin will help users to avoid the pain usually involved in getting SAML-based authentication working.

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There were 4 new plugins released:

  • gestate version 0.1. A Grails state engine plugin
  • inviter version 0.1. A Grails port of the functionality found in the OpenInviter PHP project
  • redis-gorm version 1.0.0.M7. Integrates the Redis key/value datastore into Grails, providing a GORM-like API onto it
  • spring-security-saml version 1.0.0.M1. SAML 2.x support for the Spring Security Plugin

and 20 updated plugins:

  • activiti version 5.7. Integrates the Activiti BPM Suite and workflow system
  • birt-report version Embeds reports created using the BIRT Report Engine into your application
  • database-migration version 1.0. Official Grails plugin for database migrations
  • force-response-download version 0.1.3. Forces the browser to open a dialog for downloading content produced within controller actions
  • grails-melody version 1.7. Integrates the JavaMelody system monitoring tool
  • lesscss version 0.9.5. Less CSS framework plugin
  • mongodb version 1.0.0.M7. Aims to provide an object-mapping layer on top of MongoDB
  • navigation version 1.3. Implements simple menu navigation using convention
  • redis version 1.0.0.M9. Provides integration with a Redis datastore
  • searchable version 0.6.3. Adds rich search functionality to Grails domain models
  • shiro-ui version 1.0-beta4. A basic Shiro User Interface
  • spring-security-core version 1.2.1. The official Grails security plugin; integrates with Spring Security
  • spring-social-core version 0.1.4. Allows you to connect your applications with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers such as Facebook and Twitter
  • spring-social-facebook version 0.1.2. NOTFOUND
  • spring-social-twitter version 0.1.5. Connect your applications with Twitter
  • springcache version 1.3.2-SNAPSHOT. Caches Spring bean methods and page fragments generated by Grails controllers
  • tiny-mce version 3.4.4. Integrates the TinyMce editor javascript and tags to embed the editor in your GSP pages
  • transaction-handling version 0.1.3. Advanced management of transactions – a backport of
  • ulc version 0.3.5. Provides access to the Canoo UltraLightClient (ULC) RIA kit
  • uploadr version 0.4.3. HTML5 Drag and Drop file uploader

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