Grails Diary - weeks 33 and 34 in 2016

30 August 2016

This short edition of the Grails Diary contains the first videos from GR8Conf EU, lots of blogs and more.

Mr. Nobusugi has created a little application, to integrate knowledge sharing: gKI Ver.1.0.1. It is made in Grails 3.1, and is currently a Chat Microservice. Checkout the projects Github repository

The GrooCSS library has been updated to version 0.6, with syntax closer to CSS syntax using getAt, putAt, operator-overload and more. At you can find the documentation and all the details of the project.

The rxjava plugin for Grails 3 is out in a release candidate version, now with a new stream method to make server sent event processing easier.

Remember the Call for Papers are open for both GR8Conf India in January and GR8Conf EU in June.


Podcasts and Videos of Presentations

Blogs, Articles, etc.

Updated Grails 3 Plugins

  • seed-me (3.0.7) Implements a standard convention for adding seed data to your application...
  • newrelic (3.31.1) Grails NewRelic plugin.
  • ckeditor ( CKeditor web WYSIWYG editor integration plugin..
  • grails-sendgrid (2.0.1) Grails SendGrid Plugin.
  • grails-google-visualization (2.1.1) Grails grails-google-visualization plugin.
  • grails-jasper (v2.0.0.RC1) This plugin allows you to integrate reports Jasperreports into your Grails application..
  • actuator-ui (1.0) Grails actuator-ui plugin.
  • rxjava (1.0.0.RC1) A plugin that integrates Grails with RxJava.
  • sentry (7.6.0) Grails Sentry plugin.
  • modninfobip (1.0.1) Infobip SMS Grails plugin.
  • grails-executor (0.4) Full plugin description.
  • version-update (2.0.0) Provides a friendlier way to update your application or plugin version..
  • sass-asset-pipeline (2.11.1) Provides fast and easy .sass and .scss file support for Transpiling to CSS. This plugin takes advantage of jsass and libsass for maximum performance..
  • less-asset-pipeline (2.11.1) LESS Compiler for the Asset-Pipeline.
  • handlebars-asset-pipeline (2.11.1) Provides native Handlebars file support in the asset-pipeline. Easily convert .hbs or .handlebars files into javascript template caches for use with the handlebars runtime..
  • ember-asset-pipeline (2.11.1) Compiles hbs or handlebars files for the asset-pipeline into the Ember.TEMPLATES cache.
  • compass-asset-pipeline (2.11.1) Provides Compass/SCSS Build support using the jruby runtime. Any compass project can be adjusted to be built by the asset-pipeline and used in applications..
  • coffee-asset-pipeline (2.11.1) Easily process coffee-script files with the asset-pipeline plugin. Package includes both jvm coffee runtime as well as the ability to use the coffeescript npm module if detected..
  • asset-pipeline-grails (2.11.1) The Asset-Pipeline is a plugin used for managing and processing static assets in Grails applications. Asset-Pipeline functions include processing and minification of both CSS and JavaScript files. It is also capable of being extended to compile custom static assets, such as CoffeeScript..
  • karman-grails (0.9.25) Karman is a standardized / extensible interface plugin for dealing with various cloud services including Local, S3, and Openstack..
  • browser-detection (3.3.0) Grails Browser Detection Plugin.
  • xss-sanitizer (1.0.0) This plugin uses OWASP ESAPI library to sanitize request parameters. This reduces the risk of dangerous XSS request parameters possibly being rendered on the client..
  • spring-security-oauth2-github (1.0.1) This plugin provides the capability to authenticate via Github-oauth provider. Depends on grails-spring-security-oauth2..

Updated Grails 2 Plugins

  • Spring Security REST Plugin Implements authentication for REST APIs based on Spring Security. It uses a token-based workflow
  • AWS SDK Plugin The AWS SDK Plugin allows your Grails application to use the Amazon Web Services infrastructure services. It provides simple wrapper service around the official AWS SDK
  • Apache Tika Plugin Bundles the Apache Tika along with a parser service.
  • Open Seadragon Plugin Wraps the OpenSeadragon JavaScript library. OpenSeadragon is a pure JavaScript library that allows you to display, pan, and zoom large images. To this end, images need to be split into tiles. OpenSeadragon supports a number of formats. In order to include an all java solution here, I produce tiles for the Microsoft deep image format using modified code from Have a look at GitHub for a more detailed description.
  • Grails Plugin The Coveralls Plugin allows you to send Grails code coverage report to Coveralls. Coveralls works with your continuous integration server to give you test coverage history and statistics.
  • Content Management User Interface for GR8 CRM This plugin provide user interface for administration of content in GR8 CRM.Content can be any type of media like plain text, Microsoft Word, PDF, and images.Content can be stored in folders or attached to any type of domain instance.This plugin depends on the base plugin crm-content that provide low level content services.
  • Plastic Criteria Plugin Mock Grails Criteria for Unit Tests
  • Browser Detection Plugin This plugin helps you detect browsers, versions, language and operating systems from the request headers.
  • Redis Session Plugin Stores HTTP sessions in a Redis data store.

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