Grails Podcast, Episode 125: Interview With Hamlet D’Arcy
The latest episode of the Grails Podcast contains an interview with Hamlet D’Arcy, committer to both the Groovy and CodeNarc projects. It covers everything from Spock and Groovy In Action to “lean software” and Hackergarten.
Weceem 1.0 released
This week, the Weceem development team announced the 1.0 release of their Grails-based CMS. This release adds new tags, “space templates,” breadcrumb and menu improvements, new options for storing uploaded files, and updated documentation. From the announcement: “This release is the culmination of two and a half years of work, with each incremental release adding new features in the builds up to 1.0. …user feedback has been incorporated along the path to 1.0.” You can read the full release notes and download Weceem at (of course!) weceem.org.
Griffon Todo App
At GR8 in the US this year, James Williams, among other things a Griffon committer, demonstrated the building of a todo application using Griffon. The code is now on GitHub.
Live Snippets: “[bringing] code snippets and documentation together in a live demo”
Live Snippets — a Grails app running on Cloud Foundry — is becoming somewhat filled with reference documentation which “targets all Groovy and Grails related stuff.” The code for this is also available on GitHub.
GBench now available in Maven Central
Nagai Masato has just announced that GBench is now available in Maven Central (and can thus be accessed via Grape). GBench is a benchmarking framework for Groovy; it provides an AST transformation & builder for benchmarking methods without modifying their existing code.
GroovyCasts: a new host for Groovy screencasts
Merlyn Albery-Speyer has announced the release of his new site for hosting Groovy-related screencasts: groovycasts.org. There are already such screencasts by Merlyn and Hamlet D’Arcy as “Get Your Groovy On” and “Getting Started With Spock And Groovy.” See the site for the rest.
Grails Parallel Versions On Ubuntu Through Launchpad PPA
Marco Vermeulen describes the installing of Grails on Ubuntu using Launchpad PPA (one example: running “sudo apt-get install grails” will install the latest stable release of Grails).
Greach: “the Groovy Spanish conf”
Greach is “a conference dedicated to [the] language Groovy and all the frameworks and tools that have been created around [it]: Grails Griffon, Gradle, GPars, Spock, Gant, Gaelyk, etc.” (to quote from Google Translate’s impression of the homepage). It is free, and will be held in Madrid on November 4. (Registration opens on September 1.)
Grails Quartz Monitor Plugin — 0.1: provides a “clear and concise page” for administering Quartz jobs
Grails Calendar Plugin — 1.0 RC1: helps to develop applications with calendar capabilities
Grails Standalone Plugin — 1.0: run a Grails application as a JAR file with an embedded Tomcat server
Grails MongoDB / Morphia Plugin — 0.7.3: alternative GORM implementation for MongoDB
Grails i18n Fields Plugin — 0.5.2: provide declarative way of localizing domain classes’ fields for different languages
Grails DB Stuff Plugin — 0.4.0: DB schema management and data import / export
Grails Export Plugin — 1.0: export domain objects to CSV, Excel, ODS (Open Document Spreadsheets), PDF, RTF, or XML