This Week in Grails (2013-01)

The big news of this week is that there is finally a book available that covers Grails 2, Jeff and Graeme’s The Definitive Guide to Grails 2. There’s even photographic proof that it’s shipping 🙂

If you’re considering submitting talk proposals to either or both of GR8Conf Europe and GR8Conf US be sure to do so soon; the deadline is February 15. Submit for the US conference here and the EU conference here, and if you want to submit for both you can do that from either site.

I released two new plugins this week. The first was the database-migration-jaxb plugin which was going to be part of the database-migration plugin but it requires Java 7 or higher (more specifically JAXB 2.2 or higher) so I released it as an addon instead. It adds a new approach to creating database migrations – writing them programmatically using JAXB-generated classes. I wrote about this and the big new 1.3 release of the database-migration plugin in this blog post.

The other new plugin is spring-security-shiro which adds the ability to use Shiro’s easy and powerful ACLs and permissions alongside Spring Security and the spring-security-core plugin. See this blog post for more information.

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There were 2 new plugins released:

and 13 updated plugins:

  • akka version 0.6.1. Akka actors integration from Groovy and Java, in a Servlet 3.x environment
  • browser-detection version 0.4.3. Provides a service and tag library for browser detection
  • database-migration version 1.3.2. Official Grails plugin for database migrations
  • equals-hashcode-test version 0.3. Base Spock specification for testing equals and hashCode methods of domain classes and other Groovy objects
  • facebook-sdk version 0.4.8. Allows your application to use the Facebook Platform and develop Facebook apps on or on web sites (with Facebook Connect)
  • grom version 0.3.0. Sends notifications on Windows, Linux, and Mac
  • handlebars-resources version 0.3.4. Supports using Handlebars.js templates with the Grails Resources Plugin
  • newrelic version 0.5. Adds the NewRelic Real User Monitoring feature to your GSP pages
  • quartz-monitor version 0.3-RC1. One clear and concise page that enables you to administer all your Quartz jobs
  • remote-pagination version 0.4. Provides tags for pagination and to sort columns without page refresh using Ajax and loads only the list of objects needed
  • spring-security-facebook version 0.10.3. Plugin for Facebook Authentication, as extension to Grails Spring Security Core plugin
  • stripe version 1.3. Use Stripe to process credit card transactions
  • war-exec version 1.0.2. Makes the war files generated by Grails executable (java -jar myapp.war) by embedding Jetty. Jetty can be configured using properties in Config.groovy

Interesting Tweets

User groups and Conferences

One Response to “This Week in Grails (2013-01)”

  1. Tomas Lin says:

    I also published a collection of resources for those interested in upgrading to Grails 2 this week if anyone is interested —

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