15 April 2015
The best news from the busy week, which contained the Greach conference too, is the news that Grails has found a new sponsor! OCI (Object Computing, Inc.) from St. Louis in USA have announced the hiring of Graeme Rocher and Jeff Brown to lead its Grails product team. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has a full article on the news, and Jeff posted it on the Google Group forum. The last member of the Grails core team, Lari Hotari has joined Gradleware, along with Cedric from the Groovy team - congrats to all on the new jobs!
If you would like too have Grails 3.0 support in IntelliJ IDEA, this is a great time to vote for the Support for Grails 3.0 ticket at Jetbrains.
The issue tracker for Geb has moved to GithHub, since Codehaus will close down any day now. Marcin explains why the tracker has a separate project, and you can find the issues at https://github.com/geb/issues/issues
Another move due to the closing of Codehaus is the GPars website, now residing at gpars.github.io.. The website could use a helping hand :)
The last episode of the Groovy Podcast featuring all of Ken Kousin, Peter Ledbrook and Baruch Sadogursky, discussed a lot of great issues, and had Dan Woods as a special guest to discuss Ratpack, and what to do with live reloading without Springloaded. The Groovy Podcast has gotten a cool logo too
Gretty, the gradle plugin for running web-apps on jetty and tomcat has been released in version 1.2.1 with websocket support and improved logging. The Groovy Document Builder is out in version 0.3.1, with fixes for spacing and positioning and consistency between word nd pdf.
Gr8conf EU will have an Iphone app this year: http://apple.co/1cbiWpP.. You can find a bit more news in the latest newsletter, and if you are really fast, you can reach to get your early bird ticket, but it should be now - no later than April 15th.
The conference was a great succes! Cudos to Alberto and Ivan for organizing it.
It was really inspiring, and the list of topics I "need" to check out further grew significantly. Some of my favority talks are Steve Pembers "Advanced Microservice Concerns", Burt Beckwiths "Little did he know", and Marco Vermuelens "Groovy and Scala: Friends or Foes", but the quality was generally very high. My favorite workshop was Russell Hart with the "Hands on Ratpack", which had a great format, with plenty of exercise material (end enough for several hours extra).
Tomás Lin has made a collection of Links for Greach 2015 from Twitter for slides and code, and in the botton of this diary, there is a special collection of tweets with material for Greach 2015, in case Tomas has missed anything (fx Schalck's 'In a nutshell' images). Hubert Klein Ikkink - mrhaki has written a blog post on his experience: Greach 2015 Conference Report.
You can find pictures from the conference at https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmiguel/sets/72157651465597470/