Grails Diary - Week 49

08 December 2013

The Grails team is again working high speed, and have released version 2.3.4 ( release notes ), fixing 35 bugs.

The JavaOne rock stars for 2013 have been announced . Big congratulations to everyone, noting that the GR8 community is well represented.

This is the last Grails Diary before the Groovy Grails Exchange in London. I'm looking forward to it! See you at GGX.

Blogs, articles, videos etc.

New Plugins

Updated Plugins

  • jaces - ultimate companion to create rich client forms, lists, grids. jaces is a extension to dijit for writing less and simplier code for form handling, listing items, adding records and updating them.
  • OAuth2 Provider support for the Spring Security plugin. OAuth2 Provider support for the Spring Security plugin.
  • Localizations (messages) plugin This plugin will pull i18n definitions from the database rather than from the standard properties files in the i18
  • Facebook SDK Plugin The Facebook SDK Plugin allows your Grails application to use the Facebook Platform and develop Facebook apps on or on web sites (with Facebook Connect). It is a port of the official Facebook PHP SDK V3.1.1 to Grails 2.0.
  • Plugin Bootstrap CSS framework resource files Provides Bootstrap CSS framework resource files.Bootstrap is a toolkit for kickstarting CSS for websites, apps, and more. It includes base CSS styles for typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation, alerts, and more.To get started with Bootstrap checkout the Bootstrap Documentation!
  • Ember.js Asset-Pipeline Plugin Provides Ember.js integration with asset-pipeline. Allows for handlebars precompilation as well as scaffolding for building an emberjs application.
  • Vaadin 7 Plugin Grails plugin integrating Vaadin 7 into the Grails project.
  • Grails AWS Plugin Amazon Web Services (AWS) grails plugin provides easy access to simpler functions of AWS
  • Bootstrap Crumbs Plugin Provide simple breadcrumb functionality using the twitter bootstrap library
  • Grails FilterPane Plugin This plugin adds automatic and customizable filtering capabilities to any Grails application's list views.
  • ReCaptcha and Mailhide support for Grails. ReCaptcha is a CAPTCHA implementation that has a goal of better digitizing books by having users identify words that traditional OCR systems have missed.This plugin uses the ReCaptcha Java library available from 0.5 and below of this plugin will not work. ReCaptcha has changed the URL used for secure connections.
  • Asset Pipeline Plugin 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.
  • Hibernate 3 for Grails Provides integration between Grails and Hibernate 3 through GORM
  • Smartionary Plugin Facilitates externalizing a Map into a Domain, so that an app can support both programmatic and administrative modification of variable data.
  • Stripe Plugin for using Stripe to process credit card transactions.
  • A HTML5 drag and drop multi-file upload plugin A HTML5 drag and drop multi-file upload plugin
  • Cassandra Object Persistence Framework Provides GORM-like dynamic methods for persisting Groovy objects into Cassandra (but does not implement the GORM API). It also adds a number of dynamic methods and arguments specific to typical Cassandra usage, like the ability to specify consistency level and manipulate counters. Must me used in concert with the cassandra-astyanax plugin.
  • Astyanax Cassandra Client This plugin exposes the Astyanax Cassandra client as a Grails service and adds dynamic methods to make using it from Groovy more convenient. It also implements the interface defined by the cassandra-orm plugin that provides GORM-like dynamic methods for storing Groovy objects and relationships in Cassandra. Note that this plugin does not implement the GORM API.
  • Grails Apache Nutch alternative Very simple alternative to Apache Nutch created i
  • Quartz Monitor Grails Plugin One clear and concise page that enables you to administer all your Quartz jobs

Interesting Tweets

Conferences and meetups

Groovy Grails Exchange, London, December 12th - 13th, 2013
G48, global, Feb. 28th - March 2nd , 2014
Greach, Spain, Feb. /March, 2014
GR8conf Europe, Copenhagen, June 2nd -4th, 2014
SOTR - Scotch on the Rocks, Edinburg, June 5th - 6th, 2014
GR8conf US, Minneapolis, USA, July, 2014
SpringOne 2GX 2014, Dallas, USA, September 8th - 11th, 2014