Groovy Weekly #49

This has been a super busy week, in particular with the 7th edition of the Groovy Grails eXchange conference in London. You’ll find lots of slides and videos already published online, so you won’t miss a beat! For instance don’t miss this talk from Shuichisan how Groovy is used by Japan’s Rakuten mobile backend as a service platform at scale!


A special highlight in the articles section to Cédric’s article on 10 things your static language can’t do.

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Groovy Weekly #48

Almost a year since I started the Groovy Weekly newsletter. And perhaps for the first anniversary, in a handful of weeks, we’ll have reached 2000 news items shared with you all in this column!


This week is a London-ian one, as lots of the Groovy ecosystem inhabitants are migrating to the UK to celebrate the Groovy Grails eXchange conference. I’m looking forward to seeing some of you this week there. It also means that next week, you’ll likely see many links to slides and videos of the conference.


And congrats to the Griffon team for a nice Griffon 2.1 release!

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Groovy Weekly #47

Today I highly recommend you read about the nice Groovy dedicated support for ElasticSearch! We also have a few interesting dot releases this week. And there’s the scoop that there’s a Ratpack book in the works!


Don’t forget that the Call for Papers for GR8Conf Europe / US and Greach are still open, if you want to speak about your favorite Groovy technologies and experiments!

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Groovy 2.3.8 released too

Hot on the heels of our new beta for 2.4, here's a bug fix release with Groovy 2.3.8.

You can have a look at the JIRA release and you can download Groovy 2.3.8 right away!

Thanks all for your contributions!

Keep on groovy'ing!

Groovy 2.4.0-beta-4

This is with great pleasure that we are announcing the release of Groovy 2.4.0-beta-4.


The highlights for this release are:

  • a rewritten JsonBuilder for improved performance in JSON generation

  • a @SelfType annotation for traits

  • a new variant of GStringTemplateEngine capable of handling strings larger than 64k

  • improved support for overloaded setters

  • lots of bugfixes (some of which are backported in the upcoming 2.3.8 release)

  • a new naming convention for closures


The last point is important if your project somehow relies on the name of the closure classes as it is a potential breaking change. The reason for the new scheme is detailed here.


You can download Groovy in our download area:

http://beta.groovy-lang.org/download.html


You can consult the JIRA change log:

http://jira.codehaus.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10242&version=20612


Thanks for your feedback and contributions!


Note that we are likely to change the scope of the 2.4 to exclude macros. There’s still a lot of work and discussion to be done on that topic, making it incompatible with our target for a 2.4 release. This feature is likely to be delayed to Groovy 2.5.


 
© 2012 Guillaume Laforge | The views and opinions expressed here are mine and don't reflect the ones from my employer.