Archive for November 28th, 2011

This Week in Grails (2011-47)

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Rob Fletcher wrote a very interesting post about his frustration with functional testing. It’s long but a good read, especially if you’ve done a fair bit of functional testing yourself. Also check out Luke Daley’s reply.

If you’re not a subscriber of the Groovy-Dev mailing list you should check out this thread on static compilation. There are a lot of replies (over 50) and it gets rather technical but it’s fascinating stuff.

This is old news (from two weeks ago) but it’s new to me; the Grails-based myBalsamiq has officially launched. It’s a cool-looking tool for doing collaborative UI mockups.

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There were no new plugins released but 17 updated:

  • browser-detection version 0.3. Provides a service and tag library for browser detection
  • fixtures version 1.1. Load test data via a convenient DSL
  • gemfire version 1.0.0.M4. The GemFire plugin provides integration with the GemFire in-memory distributed data management platform.
  • grails-ui version 1.2.2. Provides a standard UI tag library for ajaxy widgets using YUI
  • gwt version 0.6. Incorporates GWT into Grails
  • hibernate-search version 0.2. Integrates Hibernate Search for domain classes
  • jquery version 1.7. Integrates jQuery
  • knockoutjs version Provides necessary Javascript files for using Knockoutjs (
  • notifications version 0.2.6. Implements a publish-subscribe model to push information to subscribers through different communication channels
  • scala version 0.6.4. Allows you to compile Scala sources in the /src/java and /src/scala folders of your application
  • spreadshirt version 0.6. Wrapper for the Spreadshirt API
  • spring-security-saml version 1.0.0.M7. SAML 2.x support for the Spring Security Plugin
  • spring-social-core version 0.1.31. Allows you to connect your applications with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers such as Facebook and Twitter
  • spring-social-twitter version 0.1.31. Connect your applications with Twitter
  • svn version 1.0.0. Provides SVNKit as a dependency; an SvnClient class that makes it easier to work with Subversion; and integration with the Release plugin
  • webxml version 1.3. Add additional features to your web.xml, such as Filters, Config Listeners or Context Parameter definitions
  • zkui version 0.5.M2. Seamlessly integrates ZK with Grails’ infrastructures; uses the Grails’ infrastructures such as GSP, controllers rather than zk’s zul as in ZKGrails plugin

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