Grails Diary - Week 7 in 2014

16 February 2014

It has been a quiet week, but Guillaume has described the (new) Groovy infrastructure on the Groovy mailing list, if you wish to read about it, the link is here.

Tickets for conferences are now avaliable for both Greach and GR8Conf Europe, with GR8Conf US folowing soon.

I stumbled on a series of articles from JetBrains on IntelliJ, 30 Days with IntelliJ IDEA, it is not new (and not only for Grails), but I think it is worth a look.

Videos of presentations

Blogs, articles, etc.

New Plugins

No new plugins this week.

Updated Plugins

  • Api Toolkit The Grails API Toolkit is a set of tools that automate alot of the tasks needed to build your API by combining the functionality of REST, RPC and HATEOAS. Some included functionality includes api docs, real time notifications / webhooks, generated headers, responsive content type and more.
  • Grails Apache Nutch alternative Very simple alternative to Apache Nutch created i
  • Apache Camel Plugin Provides message routing capabilities using Apache Camel
  • REST Renderers Plugin This plugin allows for a more-streamlined approach to developing RESTful renderers in Grails 2.3+. The plugin uses the underlying Rendering framework in Grails 2.3 to provide developers with an opportunity to maximize reusability of business logic when developing renderers. This plugin also provides test fixtures for unit testing renderers with a mock RenderingContext.
  • LESS Asset-Pipeline Plugin Provides LESS support for the asset-pipeline static asset management plugin.
  • Hibernate 3 for Grails Provides integration between Grails and Hibernate 3 through GORM
  • Hibernate 4 for Grails Provides integration between Grails and Hibernate 4 through GORM
  • Grails Scaffolding Plugin Handles the configuration of dynamic scaffolding
  • Grails Postgresql Extensions Plugin This plugin provides support for Postgresql Native Types like Arrays, HStores, JSON,…
  • Retina Tag Plugin Adds retina resolution image tag support for asset-pipeline.
  • 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.
  • D3 resources Provides resource files for the D3.js JavaScript library.
  • Prerender Plugin Installs a servlet filter to proxy requests to prerender web service, to provider better SEO for AJAX powered websites. Learn more at
  • 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.
  • 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
  • jQuery for Grails Provides integration for the jQuery library with Grails JavascriptProvider
  • Apache Tomcat 8 plugin Makes Tomcat 8.x the servlet container for Grails at development time
  • Vaadin 7 Plugin Grails plugin integrating Vaadin 7 into the Grails project.
  • Spring Security REST Plugin Implements authentication for REST APIs based on Spring Security. It uses a token-based workflow
  • Simple Blog Adds a simple blog interface to an application

Interesting Tweets

Conferences and meetups

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