This Week in Grails (2013-14)

SpringSource has moved from VMware to EMC as part of Pivotal. Check out Adrian Colyer’s blog post for information about how this will affect Grails, Groovy, and Spring and what the future looks like for us.

The Groovy team did an extensive interview with ZeroTurnaround, lots of interesting stuff there.

Happy Birthday to Grails, the 0.1 release was 7 years ago.

I wrote a blog post about a new plugin that integrates Netty with Grails. It will probably take an integration into Grails core to see real benefits, but there should be some opportunities to improve scalability and performance with this plugin.

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There were 3 new plugins released:

  • domain-locking version 0.3. Provides an easy way to use optimistic/pessimistic lock
  • nettymvc version 0.1. Adds support for using Netty in Grails
  • typescript version 0.4.1. Helps you manage typescript code in your Grails application

and 16 updated plugins:

  • facebook-sdk version 0.4.10. Allows your application to use the Facebook Platform and develop Facebook apps on or on web sites (with Facebook Connect)
  • file-server version 0.2. Serves files from any directories on disk
  • force-response-download version 0.1.5. Forces the browser to open a dialog for downloading content produced within controller actions
  • geasyui version 0.8. Supplies jQuery EasyUI resources and taglibs
  • geb version 0.9.0. Geb is a library for headless web browsing on the JVM, suitable for automation and functional web testing
  • gorm-interceptors version 0.1.1. Interceptors for GORM methods (excluding find, countBy, addTo, removeFrom methods)
  • gson version 1.1.3. Provides alternate JSON (de)serialization using Google’s Gson library
  • handlebars-resources version 0.3.6. Supports using Handlebars.js templates with the Grails Resources Plugin
  • plastic-criteria version 0.8. Mock Grails Criteria for Unit Tests
  • remote-pagination version 0.4.3. Provides tags for pagination and to sort columns without page refresh using Ajax and loads only the list of objects needed
  • sharding version 1.0. Defines multiple database shards to horizontally scale data
  • slug-generator version 0.3.1. Generates unique slugs for String properties, for example to generate unique ‘nice’ urls for access to domain objects
  • spring-security-twitter version 0.5. Twitter authentication as extension to the Spring Security Core plugin
  • uploadr version 0.7.2. HTML5 Drag and Drop file uploader
  • vaadin version 1.7.3. Adds Vaadin ( integration
  • zkui version 0.5.6. 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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