Grails Diary - Week 8 in 2015

23 February 2015

It has been a busy week, headlined by the joint release of Groovy 2.4.1 and 2.3.10. There are a few improvements and a lot of bugfixes included, and this is the last bugfix for the 2.3.x series. Guillaume has a few notes, and the changelogs are here for 2.4.1 and 2.3.10. You are always recommended to upgrade, but Kyle Boon mentions that especially if you are using static compilation, there are key bugfixes in 2.4.1.

Again this year, there are Groovy ideas for Google Summer of Code, and this year it is accompanied by GPars and Grooscript! See all the project ideas

The Grails website has gotten a huge facelift, and I think it is mutch easier to find the information you need. It is static, and the code is on Github, and is a fork of the Groovy website. It is a bit ironic that the Grails Frameworks website is not build with the Grails Framework ;)

Finally, a Spock Book seems to be available! "Java testing with Spock" is in the pipeline with Manning MEAP, and the first 3 chapters are ready. Several Spock books have been rumored to be underway, but this one is official!

Ken Kousin is now officially cohosting the Groovy podcast, making an excellent team with Peter Ledbrook! You can read the announcement from Ken in Now Co-Hosting the Groovy Podcast, but more important, find the 7th edition online. This time Peter and Ken discusses Groovys search for a foundation, the new Spock book, and GPars dataflow as reactive (the 2015 buzzword!).

There have been a few other new releases this week. Version 1.4.4 of the elastic search groovy client now supports grails 2.4.4 or later. See instructions for use here. Version 0.4.0 of gsheets, a Groovy DSL wrapper over Apache POI to declaratively parse or build spreadsheets is available on bintray.

If you are building mobile apps with Groovy, or wish to have a go at it, you should help Cedric Champeau test the 0.3.6 Groovy plugin with the 1.1.0 Gradle plugin. Instructions for creating a snapshot can be found in the Readme on Groovy language support for Android's Github repository

The crew of Greach has finalized the agenda! I'll be visiting Madrid this April 10th and 11th, and I'm really looking forward to the conference. Hope to see you there.


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