This Week in Grails (2013-17)

We released Grails 2.1.5 and Grails 2.2.2 this week. Grails 2.3.M1 is tentatively planned for next Tuesday will be released soon.

I linked to Peter Ledbrook’s Where next for Grails? post previously and there have been two interesting followup posts, one from David Dawson and one from Graeme.

Ticket sales for GR8Conf EU end soon, so be sure to get yours.

Several new Grails presentations have become available:

Programming Grails is printing, and I got my copy this week. You can get yours at the O’Reilly website and at Amazon, and there is also a sample chapter available. You can save 50% until May 8th.

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There were 5 new plugins released:

  • jquery-date-time-picker version 0.1.0. Makes it easy to use jQuery date and time pickers
  • keywords-and-tags version 0.1. Provides a taglib able to highlight keywords/tags on your pages for SEO purposes
  • poly-driver version 0.2. Lets you specify a different preferred browser for each specific Geb specification class in a test suite
  • restrpc version 0.1. RESTRPC is an interceptor api that allows the user to associate more than one method/function per request method while still being compliant with the REST standard thus creating a ONE-TO-MANY pairing
  • scaffolding version 1.0.0. Handles the configuration of dynamic scaffolding

and 25 updated plugins:

  • atmosphere-meteor version 0.4.3. Incorporates the Atmosphere Framework ( and can form the basis for a traditional XMPP server with a browser-based client without the limitations of BOSH
  • aws-sdk version 1.4.2. Use the Amazon Web Services infrastructure services
  • barcode4j version 0.3. Generates barcodes using
  • build-test-data version 2.0.5. Enables the easy creation of test data by automatic inspection of constraints
  • cors version 1.1.0. 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
  • database-migration version 1.3.3. Official Grails plugin for database migrations
  • dojo version Integrates the Dojo javascript toolkit
  • easyui version 1.0. Supplies jQuery EasyUI resources and taglibs
  • filterpane version 2.1.5. Adds filtering capabilities
  • hibernate version 3.6.10.M1. Provides integration between Grails and Hibernate through GORM
  • html5-mobile-scaffolding version 0.6.1. Scaffolds HTML5 mobile application using jQuery mobile in a single page
  • jaxrs version 0.8. Supports the development of RESTful web services based on the Java API for RESTful Web Services (JSR 311: JAX-RS)
  • marshallers version 0.3. Easy registration and usage of custom XML and JSON marshallers supporting hierarchical configurations
  • multi-tenant-single-db version 0.8.3. Multi tenant setup focused on single database mode
  • plastic-criteria version 0.9. Mock Grails Criteria for Unit Tests
  • plugin-config version 0.1.8. Simplifies plugin configuration tasks
  • quartz version 1.0-RC7. Schedules jobs to be executed with a specified interval or cron expression using the Quartz Enterprise Job Scheduler
  • recaptcha version 0.6.4. Integrates ReCaptcha and Mailhide services
  • release version 3.0.0. Publishes Grails plugins either to a public or private repository
  • rendering version 0.4.4. Render GSPs as PDFs, JPEGs, GIFs and PNGs
  • spring-security-facebook version 0.14. Plugin for Facebook Authentication, as extension to Grails Spring Security Core plugin
  • tomcat version 7.0.39. Makes Tomcat 7.0 the default servlet container for Grails at development time
  • vaadin version 1.7.4. Adds Vaadin ( integration
  • validate-config version 0.4.1. Adds methods to ConfigObject for validating expected and required properties
  • zk version 2.2.0. Adds ZK Ajax framework ( support to Grails applications

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One Response to “This Week in Grails (2013-17)”

  1. fabien7474 says:

    Thank you very much Burt for your blog and any of your posts

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