Grails Diary - Week 17 in 2015

27 April 2015

The first release candidate for Gradle 2.4 is now available, bringing huge performance improvements and lots more. See the release notes for more info.

Version 1.0.2 of the Grooscript Gradle plugin has been released! It is available from Bintray:!

Søren Glasius reminds everyone, that you should remember to star the Github mirrored Groovy language repository.

The Android app for the NY Times, that is using Groovy has been live for a few weeks now

If you are afraid of GVM messing around with your environment variable, you can let GW - A gvm wrapper handle it :)

Greach has worked hard to get the first videos ready, and you will find links for them in the video-section.

Most of the agenda for GR8conf EU is now in place. If you are a Groovy and/or Grails user group, you can contact, and the conference can make a discount on tickets for your members. You can of course still buy your ticket for GR8conf EU


Podcasts and Videos of Presentations

Blogs, Articles, etc.

Updated Plugins

  • AngularJS Resources Plugin Angular JS resources plugin
  • 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+
  • AWS Org-User-Team Plugin Uses AWS DynamoDB to store relationships between Orgs, Users and Teams.
  • Fields Plugin Customizable form-field rendering based on overrideable GSP template
  • Force SSL Plugin Creates a simple annotation to mark controller/actions as SSL restricted and performs the appropriate redirect.
  • AWS Instance Utilizes a single (thread-safe) AWS Client Instance to access AWS Services: SES, SQS, DynamoDB, S3, Mobile Analytics
  • AWS App Config Plugin Uses AWS DynamoDB to store (versioned) application configuration.
  • Swaggydoc Plugin Uses swagger to document Grails Controllers
  • CXF plug-in for Grails Brings easy exposure of service and endpoint classes as Apache CXF SOAP Services to Grails.
  • Bridges Weceem authentication to Spring Security Provides the glue needed to make Weceem plugin use Spring Security for authorisation and authentication. Your application still needs to configure Spring-Security however. The domain class is expected to include "email" property.
  • Weceem CMS Weceem CMS is a free, open source content management system.
  • Google Visualization API Plugin This is a plugin for Google Visualization API.
  • Dao plugin Enables a grails-app/dao directory to setup beans see
  • Grails Audit Trail Plugin This plugin lets you add an annotation to your domain classes so they will get a user and date stamp after a new insert or update.
  • Dynamic Logs With Rabbit Plugin Allows you to dynamically change log levels on all instances listening to a particular topic via RabbitMQ Messages.
  • Jaxrs Support for Security Security Enables Spring Security support for the JAX-RS plugin.
  • Cxf Client - Support for Soap Service Endpoints Used for easily calling soap web services. Provides wsdl2java grails target to easily generate code into src/java from configured cxf clients. Ability to dynamically update endpoint at runtime.
  • Spring Security REST Plugin Implements authentication for REST APIs based on Spring Security. It uses a token-based workflow

Interesting Tweets


Conferences and meetups