Grails Diary - Week 52

30 December 2013

The two biggest news this week are the premier of the 'Groovy Weekly' newsletter and the announcement of a new Grails related conference in India.

Guilaume Laforge is the author behind the Groovy Weekly, including all kinds of great news from the entire Groovy ecosystem. The Grails Diary will continue, with the promary focus on Grails and the plugin ecosystem, sporadically including other GR8 stuff.

Intelligrape Software is backing the new Grails conf/Grails India Conference. The call for speakers is open.

Thanks to feedback from Tomás Lin, the conference section of the Grails Diary is now updated with links and deadlines for call for papers. Comments, suggestions etc is always welcome at

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Blogs, articles, videos etc.

New Plugins

No new plugins this week.

Updated Plugins

  • Cucumber Plugin Test your Grails apps with Cucumber
  • ZK plugin for Grails Originated from Flyisland's ZK Plugin,ZKGrails adds and enhances the ZK's RIA capabilitiesand seamlessly integrates them with Grails' infrastructures.
  • Grails Apache Nutch alternative Very simple alternative to Apache Nutch created in Grails. Crawled data could be stored to files, saved to database or sent to Apache Solr server for indexing.
  • Scala Plugin Compiles Scala sources located under src/scala and src/java before grails kicks in with the grails compilation
  • 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.

Interesting Tweets

Conferences and meetups

GrailsConf New Delhi - India, 11th January, 2014 (CFP until jan. 4th).
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