Archive for January 23rd, 2011

This Week in Grails (2011-03)

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

This week was another good one for Groovy and Grails-related items, especially the job listings which do seem to be picking up. I’ve added a subsection with keyword search links for a few job sites and also a link to the @SpringSourceJob Twitter feed (Grails jobs are quite rare but we are hiring for various interesting positions).

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Miscellaneous Items


There were 2 new plugins released:

  • feature-flipper version 0.1. Provides a mechanism to turn features on and off. It is inspired by Flikr’s ‘flipping out’ work in this space to do the same, and the implementation is quite similar.
  • jalarms version 0.1. Send application notifications using a wide range of protocols via JAlarms

There were also several updated plugins:

  • aws version 0.2. Provide easy access to simpler functions of Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • activemq version 0.2.1. Embeds ActiveMQ for messaging
  • ajaxflow version 0.1.19. Enables Ajaxified Webflows
  • barcode4j version 0.2.1. Generates barcodes using
  • cassandra version Provides access to Cassandra (not a GORM layer)
  • dbunit-operator version 1.5. Create initial data with the help of DbUnit
  • export version 0.8. Export domain objects to a variety of formats (CSV, Excel, ODS, PDF, RTF and XML)
  • external-config version 2.0. Provides easy and consistent facility to have externalized configuration files
  • fixtures version 1.0.3. Load test data via a convenient DSL
  • gdsflex version 0.8.5. Provides integration between Grails and Adobe Flex using Granite Data Services
  • grom version 0.2.2. Sends notifications on Windows, Linux, and Mac
  • infinispan version 0.3.8. Adds support for the JBoss Infinispan distributed cache
  • spreedly version 0.1.5. Provides access to the Spreedly online payment service API
  • spring-security-core version 1.1. The official Grails security plugin; integrates with Spring Security
  • weceem-spring-security version 1.0-RC3. Provides the glue needed to make Weceem plugin use Spring Security for authorisation and authentication

Interesting Tweets


User groups and Conferences

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