Archive for January 30th, 2011

This Week in Grails (2011-04)

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Maybe it’s due to the timing of when I started these posts (around the holidays), but it does seem like each week there are more interesting items to discuss than the previous one. Not that I’m complaining of course 🙂

I wanted to draw some attention to some important items in particular. One is that there’s a new Nabble forum for Plugins, with sub-categories for common themes like security, search, etc. You can post by email or via the web. It’s embedded at here but you can also get to it directly here. Hopefully this will help focus things so plugin discussions tend to happen at this forum, and more general discussions will continue on the mailing list.

Another is a great post at Tomas Lin’s blog, 7 Business Requirements Often Forgotten By Grails Developers. These are some very important topics to consider (for any app really, not just Grails) and it generated quite a Tweet storm.

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Miscellaneous Items


There was one new plugin released:

  • extended-validation version 0.1. Provides partial validation of (groups) of fields, cascaded validation and instance validators for non-domain objects.

There were also several updated plugins:

  • blueprint version 1.0.2. Provides Blueprint CSS framework resource files and tags
  • codenarc version 0.9. Static code analysis for Groovy
  • freemarker-tags version 0.5.8. Use Grails Dynamic Tag Libraries as Freemarker directives
  • grails-melody version 1.0. Integrates the JavaMelody system monitoring tool
  • ic-alendar version 0.3. Export event data in the iCalendar format – not sure why it’s 1.3.6+ though
  • infinispan version 0.3.9. Adds support for the JBoss Infinispan distributed cache

Interesting Tweets


User groups and Conferences

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