Grails Diary - Week 2 in 2015

12 January 2015

This week, the second release candidate for Groovy 2.4 is out. The final release is planned for this week, so please test your code with the RC2, to make sure everything is working! It is available on Gvm or for download

Programming Groovy on Android has improved support! You can now use Spock on Android with Android For Spock 1.0 which has just been released. There are an examples repository to get you started - great work by Andrew Reitz. Also for the Groovy Android developer, the SwissKnife library has been released in version 1.2.0, with support for @Parcelable annotation and some added DSL methods.

Other releases this week includes Spring Boot 1.2.1, fixing a large number of bugs. Also the Grooscript Gradle plugin in version 0.9, available at bintray, with a startup guide available.

MrHaki has published the Gradle Goodness Notebook, which is updated when new blogs are published.

The GrailsConf in India happened this weekend, and appears to be a great success! Amit Jain has written a summary: The Biggest Grails Conference in India – GrailsConf 2015!!!, the Conference season of 2015 has started!

This leads us to the final reminder for submitting abstracts for both Greach (deadline Jan. 18th) and GR8conf EU and US (deadline Jan. 15th). Greach has just announced the first speakers, and the venue will showcase both Dan Woods (yes, #Danveloper) and the blogging oracle Hubert Klein Ikkink (MrHaki).


Podcasts and Videos of Presentations

Blogs, Articles, etc.

Updated Plugins

  • Console Plugin A web-based Groovy console for interactive runtime application management and debugging
  • Grails Url shortener This is a grails plugin that integrates a custom url shortener inside your Grails application.
  • Facebook Authentication for Spring Security Facebook Authentication for Spring Security Core plugin
  • Redis Plugin The Redis plugin provides integration with a Redis datastore. Redis is a lightning fast 'data structure server'. The plugin enables a number of memoization techniques to cache results from complex operations in Redis.
  • Grails Wechat Plugin Grails plugin provides wechat integration features.
  • 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
  • Websocket Chat Plugin Default WebSocket Multi-chat room plugin, supports Admin privilages, kicking banning users. Webcam support for chrome/firefox. WebRTC (audio/video & screen) support 0.24+
  • Browser Detection Plugin This plugin helps you detect browsers, versions, language and operating systems from the request headers.
  • iCalendar Plug-in This plugin contains a builder to easily convert your event into the iCalendar format. The plugin hooks replaces each render method that uses the contentType 'text/calendar'.
  • Spud Blog Plugin Provides Blog / News functionality for Spud
  • Quick Search Plugin Search plugin for domain class properties. Lightweight plugin which puts the ability for searching, it adds utility functions for building the search result into a string format representation sufficient for auto-complete as well as functions for listing the results based on the search query.
  • 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 to Grails 2.0.
  • Swaggydoc Plugin Uses swagger to document Grails Controllers
  • Google Visualization API Plugin This is a plugin for Google Visualization API.
  • Retina Tag Plugin Adds retina resolution image tag support for asset-pipeline.

Interesting Tweets


Conferences and meetups