This Week in Grails (2011-31)

The response to the 2.0.0.M1 Grails release has been great, and a lot of developers have tried it out with new projects and upgrading older projects. There have been some reported issues, but overall it’s a very stable release.

I released version 1.2 of the Spring Security Core plugin which has new features but was primarily released to address an incompatibility with Grails 2.0. The coolest new feature is that the generated User domain classes now handle password encryption internally, so it’s no longer necessary to call springSecurityService.encodePassword().

Gaelyk 1.0 was released this week – congrats to Guillaume and the other contributors on getting to 1.0.

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There were 5 new plugins released:

  • domain-schemagen version 1.0. Runs schemagen on your Groovy domain classes to output an XML Schema representation of your domain
  • html-validator version 0.2. Uses JTidy to do sanity checks on html files
  • jqueryui-widget version 0.1.1. Allows the creation of jQuery-UI via Grails TagLibs
  • msgpack version 0.1.1. Allows you to expose your service class in the Grails application via MessagePack ( RPC
  • swfobject version 2.2. Resources and tags for swfobject

and 17 updated plugins:

  • codenarc version 0.15. Static code analysis for Groovy
  • enhanced-scaffolding version 1.0.RC2. A collection of Javascript enhancements to Grails’ standard scaffolding
  • extended-validation version 1.1.1. Provides partial validation of (groups) of fields, cascaded validation and instance validators for non-domain objects.
  • fixtures version 1.1-SNAPSHOT. Load test data via a convenient DSL
  • freemarker version 0.4. Provides support for rendering FreeMarker templates as views
  • freemarker-tags version 0.7.2. Use Grails Tag Libraries in FreeMarker templates
  • grails-ant version 0.1.3. Provides Ant to Grails applications
  • gsp-taglib version 0.2.3. Makes it possible to declare tags in a gsp in grails-app/taglib
  • plugin-config version 0.1.3. Simplifies plugin configuration tasks
  • redis version 1.0.0.M7. Integrates the Redis key/value datastore into Grails, providing a GORM-like API onto it
  • regen version 0.2.14. Provides a generation framework and a set of pluggable artefacts under grails-app/generators
  • release version 1.0.0.RC3. Publishes Grails plugins either to a public or private repository
  • searchable version 0.6.2. Adds rich search functionality to Grails domain models
  • spring-security-core version 1.2. The official Grails security plugin; integrates with Spring Security
  • spring-security-openid version 1.0.3. OpenID authentication support for the Spring Security plugin
  • tropo-webapi-grails version 0.1.2. Use Tropo’s cloud API to add phone, SMS and Instant Messaging support
  • zeit version 0.2.3. Allows a caller to register a closure callback for scheduled execution

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