Archive for May 1st, 2011

This Week in Grails (2011-17)

Sunday, May 01st, 2011

Groovy 1.8 was released this week and it’s got an impressive list of new features (and Grails 1.4 has been updated to use 1.8) Check out Guillaume Laforge’s post and for more details see the extensive release notes. Mr. Haki published a bunch of blog posts after the release demonstrating many of the new features. There are over 15 posts so I won’t list them all – see them all at his blog.

GR8Conf is in just a few weeks, and more presenter interviews have been published:

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There were 2 new plugins released:

  • svn version 1.0.0.BUILD-SNAPSHOT. Provides SVNKit as a dependency; an SvnClient class that makes it easier to work with Subversion; and integration with the Release plugin
  • release version 1.0.0.BUILD-SNAPSHOT. Publishes Grails plugins either to a public or private repository

and 9 updated plugins:

  • avatar version 0.4.1. Provides a taglib for displaying avatars
  • cloud-foundry version 1.0.0.M3. Integrates Cloud Foundry’s cloud deployment services to manage the running of Grails applications in the cloud from the command line
  • code-coverage version 1.2.4. Generates code coverage reports using Cobertura
  • csv version 0.3. Easily parse and consume comma-separated values (CSV) from a number of input sources
  • eclipse-scripts version 1.0.5. Downloads and links sources and javadocs for dependencies from public repositories
  • email-confirmation version 1.0.5. Sends an email to a user with a link to click to confirm site registration
  • extended-validation version 1.0.3. Provides partial validation of (groups) of fields, cascaded validation and instance validators for non-domain objects.
  • gorm-couchdb-elasticsearch version 0.2. Integrates CouchDB with ElasticSearch, indexing domain instances using the Couchdb _change feed
  • grails-melody version 1.4. Integrates the JavaMelody system monitoring tool

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