Archive for May 23rd, 2011

This Week in Grails (2011-20)

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The big news this week was the excellent GR8Conf EU 2011 in København. Lots of great talks, information sharing, and beer. Many thanks to the guys from Gennemtænkt IT for organizing things. The two sessions I thought were the best were Hamlet D’Arcy’s Effective Groovy and Václav Pech’s on GPars. It was also cool to go to the Hackergarten since that’s something I’d like to do regularly here in Boston and wanted to get some ideas on how to run them. The sessions from Wednesday and Thursday were videotaped and should be on soon.

Mr Haki did a 3-part writeup of his conference experiences (Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3). There was also a lot of Twitter activity (search the #gr8conf hashtag):

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There were 4 new plugins released:

  • equals-hashcode-test version 0.1. Base Spock specification for testing equals and hashCode methods of domain classes and other Groovy objects
  • notifications version 0.2.1. Implements a publish-subscribe model to push information to subscribers through different communication channels
  • simple-modal version 1.0. Aims to make the use of jQuery SimpleModal easier
  • unshorten version 1.0.3. Expand links that have been shortened by any redirecting Link Shortener without the use of a third-party API

and 23(!) updated plugins:

  • activiti-spring-security version 0.4.3. Integrates Spring Security to Activiti as custom IdentityService
  • autobase version 0.12.2. Database migrations
  • cached-resources version 1.0. Provides a “hash and cache” mapper for the resources framework, automatically creating safe unique filenames for your resources and setting them to eternally cache in the browser
  • ckeditor version Implements the integration layer between Grails and the CKEditor web rich text editor.
  • cloud-bees version 0.1.1. Adds scripts to integrate with the CloudBees client API
  • dbunit-operator version 1.6. Create initial data with the help of DbUnit
  • drools-gorm version 0.5.1. Integrates Drools 5.2 and jBPM 5 and provides persistent storage using GORM
  • feature-flipper version 0.3.2. Provides a mechanism to turn features on and off
  • fitnesse version 0.97. Makes it possible to use the popular Open Source testing framework Fitnesse in combination with Grails.
  • flash-helper version 0.7.6. Simplifies and standardizes the process of adding/reading messages in the flash scope
  • google-visualization version 0.4. Provides a taglib for the interactive charts of the Google Visualization API
  • gorm-couchdb-elasticsearch version 0.4. Integrates CouchDB with ElasticSearch, indexing domain instances using the Couchdb _change feed
  • joda-time version 1.2. Integrates the Joda Time date/time library into Grails
  • jquery version Integrates jQuery
  • jquery-validation-ui version 1.2.2. Client Side Validation without writing JavaScript
  • mongodb version 1.0.0.M6.1. Aims to provide an object-mapping layer on top of MongoDB
  • mongodb-multitenant version 0.1.2-ALPHA. Enables multitenancy for MongoDB
  • paypal version 0.6.4. Adds PayPal integration
  • redis version 1.0.0.M6. Integrates the Redis key/value datastore into Grails, providing a GORM-like API onto it
  • release version 1.0.0.M2. Publishes Grails plugins either to a public or private repository
  • zipped-resources version 1.0. Integrates with Grails’ resources framework to automatically gzip static files
  • zk version 1.0.4. Adds ZK Ajax framework ( support to Grails applications
  • zk-ee version 1.0.4. Enterprise Addons for the ZK plugin

I just noticed that there are currently 599 plugins registered at the plugin portal – yours could be #600.

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