The biggest news in this weeks diary is, as you may have heard, that Pivotal will stop funding both Groovy and Grails from the end of March.
The official news from Pivotal is this:
Groovy 2.4 And Grails 3.0 To Be Last Major Releases Under Pivotal Sponsorship, describing the reasons and terms. A large thanks to Pivotal for sponsoring Groovy and Grails!
Project lead of the Groovy team Guillaume blogged
The Groovy project is looking for a new home, and mentions you can contact the Groovy and Grails team directly, if you or your company is interested in discussing funding
for either Groovy and/or Grails by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graeme, the Grails project lead, likewise blogged: The Future of Groovy & Grails Sponsorship.
Graeme also mentions that Grails 3.0 will be released before the March 31st deadline for funding, and that both Groovy and Grails will continue as open source project.
Cedric blogged his thought in Looking for a new job, and Voxxed already have an artile with
an interview with Guillaume: Pivotal’s “Sad and Odd” Decision to Set Groovy Adrift,
so has InfoQ: Pivotal Pulls Groovy/Grails Funding. There's also a few god
answers on what the future brings in this thread on Google+
Jeff Scott Brown pragmatically sums it up in a tweet:
My personal thanks to both the Groovy team and the Grails team, for providing these great technologies (with support of the community). Good luck on finding a new home,
I sincerely hope a company or organisation wil be wise enough to sponsor this great language and framework! #jesuisgroovy
In other Grails related news, you can check out the new website on github at http://grails.github.io/grails-static-website/.
Also on Github, all previous Grails releases.
Sergey Egorov has released version 0.3.0 of groovy-macro-methods, available at bintray.
Grooscript will have a new release cadidate for 1.0.0 and a new Gradle plugin as soon as Groovy 1.0.0 is ready, most likely in this comming week.
Slides from Dan Woods webcast on Ratpack is avalable on slideshare
Greach has confirmed more speakers: Russel Winder, Jennifer Strater, Burt Beckwith and Jochen Theodorou.
Podcasts and Videos of Presentations
Blogs, Articles, etc.
Chinese Seo Friendly Urls Plugin
Helps to easily convert any string into a SEO-friendly one, eg from "The Lord of the Rings" to "the-lord-of-the-rings".Useful if you want SEO-friendly URL's like /book/the-lord-of-the-rings instead of /book/show/123.
Film Strip Plugin
Creates a nice HTML-view showing all screenshots generated by Geb.
Plugin Bootstrap CSS framework resource files
Provides Bootstrap CSS framework resour
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.
Grails err-buddy Plugin
Err-buddy Grails client, and LogAppender
Grails Url shortener
This is a grails plugin that integrates a custom url shortener inside your Grails application.
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 back-end ssh connection(s) or use Ajax polling which only supports 1 concurrent connection at any one time.
Recurly Grails API.
Build Test Data Plugin
Enables the easy creation of test data by automatic inspection of constraints. Any properties that are required have
their constraints examined and a value is automatically provided for them.
Embed Disqus system into your application.
To simplify the usage of Disqus you can use this plugin. Simple add disqus tag into the pages
where you want to allow users to comment stuff.
Image manipulation plugin that allows you to easily attach images to any domain class via an annotation. You can also configure the plugin to scale images and perform other operation.
Grails Application Version Update Plugin
Provides a more friendly way to update your application or plugin version.
Integration between Grails and GraniteDS/Flex
HTML resource management enhancements to replace g.resource etc.
Conferences and meetups
- Greach, Madrid - Spain, April 10th - 11th, 2015
- Spring I/O, Barcelona - Spain, April 29th - 30th, 2015
- GR8conf Europe, Copenhagen - Denmark, June 2nd -4th, 2015.
- GR8conf US, Minneapolis - USA, July, 2015.
- Gradle Summit 2015, Santa Clara, CA, June 11-12, 2015.
- SpringOne 2GX 2015, Washington - USA, September 14th - 17th, 2014.
- Groovy Grails Exchange, London - GB, December 14th - 15th, 2015