Grails Diary - Week 51

22 December 2013

This week has been rather quiet, leaving room to digest the impressions from last weeks GGX. Guillaume did update the Groovy roadmap, with the plans for Groovy 2.3 and 3.0.

Remember, the call for papers are open for GR8conf (US and EU both) at and Greach at

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Blogs, articles, videos etc.

New Plugins

Updated Plugins

  • CodeNarc plugin Runs CodeNarc static analysis rules for Groovy source.
  • Modernizr for Grails Provides the JavaScript library Modernizr. Modernizr helps you build the next generation of HTML5 and CSS3-powered websites.It integrates nicely with the resources plugin.
  • The Google Web Toolkit for Grails. Incorporates GWT into Grails. In particular, GWT host pages can be GSPs and standard Grails services can be used to handle client RPC requests.
  • 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.
  • CKeditor plugin CKeditor web WYSIWYG editor integration plugin.
  • OohLaLog Plugin Grails Oohlalog Log4j Appender for Passing logs to the oohlalog API.
  • Redis Flexible Cache Plugin This plugin is an alternative to redis-cache-plugin. It gives the possibility to set the expire time in seconds for every cached key, and provides a service, annotations and injected methods to perform entry caching and eviction. The redis-plugin plugin also provides the possibility to set a TTL for a cached entry (using the provided @Memoize annotation), but it lacks the option to serialize any kind of Serializable objects (only object ids are cached and then hydrated from main DB). This means ...
  • Weibo for Spring Security OAuth plugin Integrate Weibo to Spring Security OAuth plugin.
  • Grails AWS Plugin Amazon Web Services (AWS) grails plugin provides easy access to simpler functions of AWS
  • AngularJS Resources Plugin Angular JS resources plugin
  • Extended Dependency Manager Plugin Provides a simple API in the Grails scripting environment to resolve new libraries from the remote repositories and add them to the various classpaths.
  • 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 for Java. Using the SDK, developers can build solutions for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon SimpleDB, and more.
  • Spring Security OAuth plugin Adds OAuth-based authentication to the Spring Security plugin using the OAuth plugin. This plugin provides an OAuth realm that can easily be integratedinto existing applications and a host of utility functions to make things like "log in with Twitter" almost trivial.

Interesting Tweets

Conferences and meetups

G48, global, Feb. 28th - March 2nd , 2014
Greach, Madrid - Spain, March 28th -29th, 2014 (CFP until jan. 31st).
GR8conf Europe, Copenhagen - Denmark, June 2nd -4th, 2014 (CFP until feb. 1st).
SOTR - Scotch on the Rocks, Edinburg, June 5th - 6th, 2014
GR8conf US, Minneapolis - USA, July 28th-29th, 2014 (CFP until feb. 1st).
SpringOne 2GX 2014, Dallas - USA, September 8th - 11th, 2014
Groovy Grails Exchange, London - GB, December 12th - 13th, 2014