This Week in Grails (2012-42)

The big news last week was SpringOne 2GX in Washington, DC. It was a lot of fun as usual, and apparently 300 of the over 1000 attendees were there for the Groovy and Grails content, so that’s a great indicator of interest in the technologies – perhaps in another few years we’ll be over 50% 🙂 There was as usual a lot of Twitter activity during the conference (search using the #sg2x hashtag):

Also check out Ryan Vanderwerf’s SpringOne2GX Wrap up. I’m sure there will be more like this in next week’s post too.

I did a blog post this week on Logging Hibernate SQL based on a question at one of my 2GX talks.

If you want to keep up with these “This Week in Grails” posts you can access them directly via their category link or in an RSS reader with the feed for just these posts.

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There were 4 new plugins released:

  • android-gcm version 0.2. Provides a service to easily access the Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) services
  • app-forty-two-paas version 0.1. Develop engaging and connected Mobile, Web, Social, Enterprise and SaaS Apps using ShepHertz App42 PaaS Cloud and Backend as a Service Platform
  • cassandra-orm version 0.2.6. Provides GORM-like dynamic methods for persisting Groovy objects into Cassandra (but does not implement the GORM API)
  • wkhtmltopdf version 0.1.7. Provides a wrapper for wkhtmltopdf, a simple shell utility to convert html to pdf using the webkit rendering engine, and qt

and 16 updated plugins:

  • airbrake version 0.8.1. Notifier plugin for integrating apps with Airbrake
  • build-info-tag version 0.3.1. Puts a file in the generated WAR file and provides a GSP tag to display the information in it
  • cassandra-astyanax version 0.2.6. Exposes the Astyanax Cassandra client as a Grails service and adds dynamic methods
  • cors version 1.0.3. Installs a servlet filter to set Access-Control-Allow-Origin and other CORS related headers to enable cross site AJAX requests to your Grails application
  • ember-templates-precompiler version 0.2. Precompiles EmberJS powered Handlebars templates
  • functional-test-development version 0.9.3. Installs a script, develop-functional-tests, that you can use to develop your functional tests more conveniently
  • google-visualization version 0.5.6. Provides a taglib for the interactive charts of the Google Visualization API
  • gvps version 0.3. Host, manage and display video assets, and convert standard movie formats to the Flash movie format FLV
  • kickstart-with-bootstrap version 0.7.2. Start your project with a good looking frontend, with adapted scaffolding templates for standard CRUD pages using Twitter Bootstrap
  • mysql-connectorj version MySQL Connector/J
  • neo4j version 1.0.0.M3. GORM for Neo4j
  • plastic-criteria version 0.4. Mock Grails Criteria for Unit Tests
  • platform-core version 1.0.M6.1. Provides functionality for plugins to use to achieve greater integration with each other and with applications
  • social-sharing version 1.0. Provides a tag library for inserting ‘Sexy Bookmarks’ into your application
  • vaadin version 1.7.0-beta5.1. Adds Vaadin ( integration
  • webhook version Easily register and associate a webhook with services provided by individualized controllers

Interesting Tweets

User groups and Conferences

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