Grails Diary - Week 15 in 2016

18 April 2016

Last weeks edition of the Grails Diary was heavy on conference videos, slides and articles. This week, it is more of a release edition, including the release of a new set of utilities to assist when developing Groovy AST transformations.

The Grails team has released bugfix version og the 3.0 and 3.1 line, to be exact 3.0.16 and 3.1.5. A couple of the issues are labelled with Blocker, so it is probably worth an upgrade if you are on Grails 3 now.

Along with releases of the framework, there is a couple of noteworthy plugin upgrades. Burt have released milestone 2 of the spring-security-ui plugin for Grails 3, with updated documentation too. Puneet Behl from To the New Digital, have published version of the Elasticsearch plugin for Grails 3, also with improved documentation. The list of plugins updated to Grails 3 by Puneet is long and impressive!

Mario García, who recently gave a great presentation on AST transformations at Greach, have released Asteroid, a set of utilities to make it easier to develop AST transformations in Groovy. The documentation is found here.

Thank you Groovy Podcast for the shoutout! Latest edition can be found in the video section, and the show notes for all the podcast episodes is available in this repo. Witty and informative at the same time!

The first release candidate of Ratpack 1.3 is out, with upcomming release notes available here. Jeff Beck advertised several of the new features at Greach, including the possibility to order dependent services. The slides and code from Jeff's talk is available in last weeks edition of the Grails Diary. Several dependencies have been updated including Netty and Groovy, a new include() method in the Groovy script DSL to compose an app from discrete scripts, and a new Promise.time() method to measure completion time of a promise.

Tobias Gesellchen has updated his Docker client written in Groovy, so it now now supports named pipes on Windows 10 with Docker 1.11. The project is found here. This is the library behind his gradle-docker-plugin.


Podcasts and Videos of Presentations

Blogs, Articles, etc.


New Grails 3 Plugins

Updated Grails 3 Plugins

  • boselecta (3.0.4) Websocket autocomplete/ multi dependency selection plugin for grails 3
  • jssh (3.0.2) Grails j2ssh plugin
  • jenjir (3.0.2) Grails Jenjir plugin
  • ajaxdependancyselection (1.2) Grails ajaxdependancyselection plugin
  • views-gradle (1.0.8) Grails views-gradle plugin
  • grails-views (1.0.8) Grails Views
  • spring-security-ui (3.0.0.M2) Grails spring-security-ui plugin
  • elasticsearch ( Elasticsearch is a search server based on Lucene. It provides a distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search engine with an HTTP web inter?
  • spring-security-jaxrs (3.0.0) A plugin that allows the use of Spring Security features with JAX-RS resources.
  • filterpane (3.0.6)
  • aws-sdk (1.10.69) Grails AWS SDK plugin

Updated Grails 2 Plugins

Interesting Tweets


Conferences and meetups