Grails Diary - Week 32 in 2014

11 August 2014

Groovy reached 200 pull requests this week! (and still counting)

The GVM tool was released in a version 2.0, featuring a new Broadcast API, and with sponsored hosting from Cloud Foundry.

The second release candidate for Griffon 2.0 is also available! You can find the release notes here and grab it from Bintray. The number of Griffon plugins also rises in numbers at

The documentation for Grooscript has moved to, and is now published using AsciiDoctor instead of the previous Wordpress blog. It now includes an example of using grooscript Node.js support

The Call for paper for this years Groovy Grails Exchange in London is now open, info can be found here.

Benjamin Muschko is searching for someone to take over the maintenance of the Google visualization API plugin.


Podcasts and Videos of Presentations

Blogs, Articles, etc.

Updated Plugins

  • ModalBox Dynamic Form Updater Load various types of forms Self Posting,I Frame, Remote Forms and normal calls via ModalBox, upon trigger save or close depending on type of call, the underlying form is updated with new values without page refreshes.
  • Stripe Plugin for using Stripe to process credit card transactions.
  • Atmosphere Meteor Plugin This plugin incorporates the Atmosphere Framework, which includes client and server-side components for building asynchronous web applications.
  • AngularJS Annotate Asset-Pipeline Plugin Provides AngularJS dependency injection annotation support for the asset-pipeline static asset management plugin.
  • Api Toolkit The Grails API Toolkit is a complete set of API tools and an API abstraction layer that automates alot of the tasks needed to build your API like api docs, real time notifications / webhooks, generated headers, responsive content type and more. This also abstracts the API away from the Controller/model with a more universal API Object that can be defined with roles, rules and definitions for handling the request and response at the front controller.
  • j2ssh SSH Plugin Uses the j2ssh library to provide ssh access via web interface.You can either use default Websockets method which is a live interaction with your backend ssh connection(s) or use ajax polling which only supports 1 concurrent connection at any one time.
  • Grails Font Awesome Resources Plugin Like the jquery-resources plugin that pulls in the jquery javascript lib as a resource, this plugin pulls in Font Awesome. Font Awesome is a very popular font based icon set. Font based icons are a very convenient means of incorporating icons into a web application and the technique is growing in popularity. Font Awesome probably works best when used with the twitter bootstrap UI framework for which it was designed. From version support for IE7 is gone, since Font Awesome does not suppor...
  • Sencha Grails Asset Pipeline Plugin for Sencha Applications "Sencha Grails Asset Pipeline Plugin that understands how to order dependencies in Sencha applications. Requires asset-pipeline version 1.8.9 or higher.

Interesting Tweets


Conferences and meetups

SpringOne 2GX 2014, Dallas - USA, September 8th - 11th, 2014.
Groovy Grails Exchange, London - GB, December 12th - 13th, 2014 (CFP until Sep. 22nd.)
G48, global, TBD
GR8conf Europe, Copenhagen - Denmark, June 2nd -4th, 2015.