The latest two joint releases: Groovy 1.7.10 and 1.8-RC3
There were two more Groovy releases this week: Groovy 1.7.10, which was announced on Thursday, brings changes that were accidentally left out of 1.7.9 (a bug-fixing release), and RC3 of 1.8 fixes an issue relating to ExpandoMetaClass.
GroovyHelp 3.0.0 RC1 released
GroovyHelp is a Java API viewer, which “can help Java developers search Javadoc very conveniently.” Version 3 is a complete rewrite, aimed at improving usability and performance. You can download the first RC at http://code.google.com/p/groovyhelp/downloads/list.
Two recent podcast episodes cover Griffon: Andrew Glover recently interviewed Andres Almiray for IBM’s Java Technology Zone, and Gustavo Muñoz interviewed Andres and Issac Rivas on NullCast, a new podcast for Spanish-speaking developers.
Video – Dierk König: Concurrent programming for you and me
Dierk König demonstrates the use of GPars (Groovy Parallel Systems), the open-source concurrency library for Groovy.
Example project: using Spock with Grails
Peter Schneider-Manzell put together grails-geb-spock, a Grails project with unit and integration tests using Spock. The project requires Grails 1.3.7. Get it from Google Code at http://code.google.com/p/grails-spock-examples/.
Resurrection Of Malaysia Groovy And Grails User Group
The Malaysia Groovy and Grails User Group recently cleaned up their Google group, taking it from “a spam mailing list” to a “clean and nice place for you to hang out.” They’re looking for community involvement; see Lim Chee Kin’s announcement for more.
GroovyServ 0.6 released
This past Friday, Yasuharu Nakano announced the 0.6 release of GroovyServ, with many bug fixes and improvements (see the changelog). There’s a lot of good info about GroovyServ in the FAQ.
Grails: “my default weapon-of-choice”
Hans Westerbeek tells of some things he’s learned from his experience with Grails. (He summarizes thus: “I loved it.”)
Groovy-Eclipse 2.1.2 released
Also last Friday: The Groovy-Eclipse team released version 2.1.2. There are detailed descriptions of the changes (with screenshots) on the New And Noteworthy page.
Groovy ideas for Google Summer Of Code
Google’s Summer Of Code 2011 has been announced. Here are some ideas for projects related to Groovy.
Rethinking Automated Release Management With Gradle And Git
Stian Hegglund describes the background behind his Gradle plugin for automated release management.
Griffon 0.9.2 released
On Sunday, Andres Almiray announced the 0.9.2 release of Griffon (along with an update to the Griffon Guide). This “culmination of the 0.9.2 beta series” brings several new features and bug fixes. There are more links at the release announcement: http://groovy.dzone.com/announcements/griffon-092-released.
Upcoming event: “Gaelyk On Google App Engine”
Mac Liaw will be doing a Gaelyk presentation for the Greater Detroit Cloud Computing Users Group on April 4th. You can sign up at the Eventbrite site.
Gradle GAE Plugin – 0.1: manage Google App Engine projects in a Gradle build
Grails Disqus Plugin – 0.1: use the Disqus commenting system with Grails
Grails Export Plugin – 0.9: export domain objects to various formats, including CSV, Excel, ODS (Open Document Spreadsheets), PDF, and RTF
Grails Bluetrip CSS Plugin – 0.3: add Bluetrip CSS framework resources to Grails app
Grails GridTags Plugin – 0.2: add GSP tags for easier use of CSS grid frameworks (such as Blueprint)
Grails Ivy Plugin – 2.0.0-RC1: the Ivy dependency manager for Grails
Grails JQuery Validation UI Plugin – 1.2.1: use jQuery’s Validation plugin for client-side validation in Grails. Release announcement, with links: http://limcheekin.blogspot.com/2011/03/jquery-validation-ui-plugin-121.html