Grails 1.4 M1 released
This morning, Graeme Rocher announced the first milestone release of Grails 1.4. There are highlights mentioned, and they include GORM improvements, a new reloading agent, HTML5-enhanced scaffolding, “hugely improved” unit testing, and several others. The Grails team is now looking for feedback on this milestone release. There are release notes at grails.org, and there are more links in the release announcement.
GR8Conf Europe 2011 in review
So GR8Conf Europe 2011 is over. This year the conference started with a “university day,” with two tracks (one intermediate and one advanced) during which there were workshops on everything from Groovy AST transformations to Grails plugins. Then there was the conference itself, which in two days gave opportunity to hear at least one representative from just about every GR8 project out there – Andre Steingress on GContracts, Andres Almiray on Griffon, Burt Beckwith and Peter Ledbrook on Grails, Guillaume Laforge and Jochen Theodorou on Groovy – and many other groovy speakers. Mr Haki, himself a GR8Conf speaker, has posted a three-part review of the conference on his blog (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3).
IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 For The Groovy And Grails Developer
DZone interviews Yasuharu Nakano on GroovyServ
This week, Andres Almiray interviewed Yasuharu Nakano (@nobeans), one of the creators of GroovyServ. They discuss GroovyServ, his opinions on Groovy’s operator overloading, the Japan Groovy and Grails User Group (JGGUG), and more.
ZKGrails 1.4 released
Chanwit Kaewkasi has announced the release of ZKGrails 1.4, which is based on ZK 220.127.116.11. From the announcement: “For the next version of the ZK plugin, we are focusing on moving towards Grails 1.4. Hopefully we can get the next version released shortly after Grails 1.4-M1.” There are release notes to be had at the project’s Google Code site.
A brief introduction to some new annotations in Groovy 1.8
Resources Plugin And Modular Web Components For Grails Apps
Rob Fletcher elaborates on his answer to a question he received in his GR8Conf talk, demonstrating one use of the Resources plugin.
Grails Unshorten Plugin – 1.0.3: expand links that have been shortened by any redirecting link shortener without the use of a third-party API
Grails Feature Flipper Plugin – 0.3.2: provide mechanism to turn features off & on within a Grails application
Grails Tomcat Plugin – 1.4.0 M1: make Tomcat 7.0 the default servlet container for Grails at development time
Grails Hibernate Plugin – 1.4.0 M1: provide integration between Grails and Hibernate through GORM
Grails Release Plugin – 1.0.0 M2: publish Grails plugins to either public or private repositories; deploy Grails applications and plugins to Maven repositories without direct use of Maven
Grails Notifications Plugin – 0.2.3: implement a publish-subscribe model to push information to subscribers through different communication channels